Journal article

The prevalence and symptoms of migraine in a consecutive series of patients attending an optometric practice.

IF Gutteridge, BL Cole

Optom Vis Sci | Published : 2000


The purpose of the investigation was to determine the prevalence of migraine in optometric practice and to document the variety of presentation. One thousand consecutively presenting patients of a suburban optometric practice were asked questions to establish whether they experience migraine or have experienced it in the past. Those with a history of migraine were asked further questions to establish the type of migraine and to document the variety of the symptoms they experienced. Eleven percent of male and 23% of female patients currently had migraine or had experienced it in the past. When corrected for the age distribution of the population of the state from which the sample was drawn, i..

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