What are the signs and symptoms of visual auras in migraine in children?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Visual auras (which are often reported as moving or changing shapes) are the most common form in children. They may consist of any of the following:

  • Blurred vision

  • Fortification spectra (zigzag lines)

  • Scotomata (field defects)

  • Scintillations

  • Black dots

  • Kaleidoscopic patterns of various colors

  • Micropsia or macropsia (distortion of size)

  • Metamorphopsia ("Alice in Wonderland" syndrome)


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