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Had 2 episodes in 3 weeks of blind spot in vision that turns into 15-20 minutes of bright multicolor zig zags that move across vision field can still "see" it with eyes closed has happened in the past a few times with years in between. No severe headache but extreme panic attack with huge spike in bp and pulse

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Category: Pediatric Neurologist
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I have noted your symptoms. The most likely possibility is migraine with visual aura. Sometimes, aura can occur without headaches too.

Other possibility is a partial seizure, arising from problems in visual cortex (occipital lobe)- this is less likely.

Finally, a remote possibility could be TIA- transient ischemic attack- due to reduced blood supply in the occipital lobe.

In any case, I would recommend doing an MRI scan of brain to exclude any pathology in the occipital lobe.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologis

Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Category: Pediatric Neurologist
Senior Residency, Fellowship: DM, Neurology, CMC, Vellore, 2001
Junior Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, CMC, Vellore, 1998
Medical School: MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1995
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