When individuals experience headaches, their eyes usually aren't the first thing they think of when trying to identify the culprit. Headaches can be caused by dozens of different issues in different parts of the body. Muscle tension and fatigue can cause them, as can neurological issues. But frequent headaches are also often a sign a patient's vision is changing. If individuals are experiencing unexplained headaches with greater intensity or frequency than usual, they should see their regular doctor or optometrist. Individuals suffering from migraines might experience vision disturbances during the episode. The vision disturbances sometimes occur directly before an episode like a warning, and they might persist after the pain is gone. It's common for spots, auras, and other obstructions to occur. They tend to be harmless, but there have been cases where these disturbances indicate a more serious underlying condition that needs treatment. For this reason, if patients experience eye disturbances during migraines, they should consult a doctor.
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