Ep. 022: Understanding Ophthalmic Migraines with Vin Hoye, MD

Healthy Eyes 101

Dec 13 2020 • 29 mins


Ophthalmic, or visual, migraines are a common reason for urgent visits to the eye doctor. In this episode, Dr. Suh interviews Dr. Vin Hoye, a neuro-ophthalmologist, about this condition. He will discuss the various images that people can see when they are experiencing the migraine aura, which may or may not be followed by the classic headache. There are certain foods and risk factors that may trigger migraines. We will discuss the other diagnoses that may mimic ophthalmic migraines and whether or not there are treatments for the visual symptoms.
Here are some extra links about ophthalmic migraines.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/expert-answers/ocular-migraine/faq-20058113

https://www.brighamandwomens.org/neurology/neuro-ophthalmology/visual-migraine

Here is a video simulation of an ocular migraine.

To find out more about Dr. Vin Hoye, go to his practice’s website.

This is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing in this podcast/blog is to be considered as recommending or rendering medical advice or treatment to a specific patient. Please consult your eye care specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment of any eye conditions that you may have.