Diagnosingretinal migraine

If you manage to see a GP or optometrist during an attack, they may be able to see the decreased bloodflow to your eye using an instrument called an ophthalmoscope.

In this case the GP or optometrist may be able to make a confident diagnosis of retinal migraine.

However, asattacks are usually brief it's more likely you'll be diagnosed based on an account of your symptoms.

You may be referred to an eye specialist for tests to rule out other more serious eye diseases or stroke.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018