I've written a huge amount about classical migraine over the years. How much of it is still searchable, I'm not sure.
First and foremost. You said right eye. Do you know that for sure or it was in both eyes, but showing in the right visual field? This is vitally important when diagnosing the cause of aura.
It used to be migraine was a license-loser, but now one can I gather, fly multi-crew with some restriction on the recency of the malaise.
If only the right eye was affected, then a broader search must be made.
Did you see zig-zag patterns - sawtooth lights? (very often diminishing in 'amplitude' as they taper to one end. These are typical of the aura in late-onset migraine, and usually not so severe. There is a danger of blind areas coming and going anywhere in the visual field. These very often don't show themselves - just leaving that area blind. Quite typically, this area could obliterate a large car while driving.
Yes, have it thoroughly checked whatever the symptoms, only common sense.
Almost every sufferer I've questioned is convinced cheese and chocolate are triggers. I think, a trigger is a factor, but separate from the main cause which I'm convinced is deep underlying worry. Stress is fine. Worry is not.
It's a bastard of an illness, so often striking when people are at their lowest ebb, yet strangely, often following a day of high efficiency and boundless mental energy.
Last edited by Loose rivets; 13th Jun 2012 at 19:09.