Entoptic effects of migraine produced by pressure on eyeballs.

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7 Responses to Migraine

  1. Gah!This image is doing crazy things to my vision!

  2. Joy is now says:

    But how can it be so beautiful??

    • masqua says:

      I’m not sure why that is, but it is. Many nights, I would lay awake in the darkness and enjoy the light show as it passed across my closed eyelids. Blues, reds, silvers and golds of all hues would display themselves in slow pulses, beautiful and mysterious. In the painting is the whitish kernel which always remains just off center. If I try to focus on it, the image evades scrutiny by moving away. The brain is fascinating and has its own light show to entertain us with.

      • Joy is now says:

        Three years ago I was plagued with visual migraines, up to 3 a day over a period of a few months. They would start as the kernel, grow into the letter C and enlarge until the C was too big for the frame. Then a mildish headache would start. It was quite beautiful though just in black and white and lasted 20 minutes each time. I preferred those to the massive pain migraines I sometimes get. It’s good to appreciate the beauty instead. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

      • masqua says:

        I know exactly what you describe. I have the same condition… a boat-like occlusion which starts small in the center of my vision and then grows outward to the periphery. I’ve tried to paint it here:


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