Are ocular migraine in eyes a symptom of spurts?
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.
Regarding the description of the visual changes I would say that they look typical for ocular migraine. The duration of symptoms for 20-30 minutes also does correspond to the typical duration of ocular migraine.
So based on that description alone I would not say that there is any cause for concern. Remember that in another eye or brain condition, symptoms should be persistent shouldn't be coming and going, shouldn't be switching sides really. Only if they became persistent for over an hour would there be an indication to be seen by an ophthalmologist.
I remain at your disposal for other question.
Yes it can happen in closely repeating episodes, especially when there are triggering factors such as lack of sleep, fatigue etc (but also in the lack of).
If they persist than a trip may be advised to be safe, but rather than to a neurologist I would go first to a ophthalmologist to exclude an issue such as retinal detachment. Neurological conditions like stroke (which I suppose you must be thinking of) are less likely, would be persistent and wouldn't be switching sides like this.
I hope to have been of help.
No, not typical for MS
No this is not a sign of MS. MS may manifest with visual symptoms in the case of optic neuritis which is damage to the optic nerve which causes visual loss which progresses over hours and days in one eye. It doesn't disappear in 20 minutes and switch sides like that.
So no I wouldn't be thinking about MS really.
The one neurological cause which I forgot to mention before which can cause visual disturbances lasting minutes would be transient ischemic attacks due to emboli from a carotid vessel atherosclerotic plaque, but they are in the form of vision loss, not positive phenomena like flashing lights, last less than 20-30 minutes typically and are in the same eye (same artery with plaque), as we said before wouldn't be switching sides.
Other than that brain lesions would cause persistent symptom, so wouldn't be thinking about a brain lesion whether it is MS or a stroke, tumor etc.
Hope you'll feel better soon.
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