Migraine Ocular Home Care
- Avoid ocular migraine triggers.
- Take prescriptions as directed:
- Take medication at the first sign of an ocular migraine.
- Drink caffeinated beverages during an ocular migraine.
- Rest in dark room.
- Do not drive a car or operate machinery during an attack.
- Apply cold compresses to the scalp:
- Wrap ice in a moist hand towel.
- Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
Migraine Ocular Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have ocular migraine and any of the following:
- Worsening eye pain
- Headache that is worse than usual
- Headache that lasts longer than usual
- Sudden, severe headache
- Fever over 100.4 degrees F (38 C)
- Sudden numbness in one arm or leg:
- Sudden weakness in one arm or leg:
- Facial weakness (unilateral):
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty walking
- Change in vision:
- Difficulty with balance
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
Continue to Migraine Ocular Outlook
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