Alternate Names : Ocular Migraine
What can be done to prevent the condition?
A person can lower the risk for migraine by identifying and avoiding triggers. People who are sensitive to tyramine, for example, should not drink red wine. Medicines used to prevent migraines include the following:
anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin and carbamazepine
beta-blockers, such as atenolol and propanolol
calcium channel blockers, such as diltiazem and verapamil
methysergide maleate and methylergonovine maleate
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen
other antidepressants, such as trazodone and venlafaxine HCl
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, also called SSRIs, including paroxetine HCl and fluoxetine HCl
tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Rarely, a person may have permanent vision problems after ophthalmoplegic migraines.
What are the risks to others?
Ophthalmoplegic migraines are not contagious. They pose no risk to others.