Treatment for retinal migraine

Treatment for retinal migraine usually just involves taking pain relief for any headaches and reducing exposure to anything that might be triggering the retinal migraine.

Your doctor may sometimes prescribe medication, such as:

  • aspirin to reduce pain and inflammation
  • a beta-blocker whichmay help relax blood vessels
  • a calcium channel blocker which may help prevent blood vessels constricting
  • a tricyclic antidepressant which may help prevent migraine
  • anti-epilepticswhich may help prevent migraine

However, there's still a lack of research about the best way to treat or prevent a retinal migraine.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018