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Symptoms of a retinal migraine include vision loss in 1 eye that usually lasts a few minutes, a blind spot in your vision and sometimes a headache.

Treatments for retinal migraines include painkillers, medicines to stop you feeling and being sick, and medicines that help prevent migraines.

Retinal migraines can happen if blood flow to the eye is restricted. Things that are known to cause them include stress, caffeine and dehydration.

Lying down in a dark room can help ease a retinal migraine. Other things you can do include drinking water, eating healthily and exercising regularly.

Retinal migraines are a type of migraine that affect the eyes. They can cause temporary vision loss in 1 eye.

Page last reviewed: 19/01/2023
Next review due: 19/01/2026