Journal article

Visual field losses in subjects with migraine headaches

AM McKendrick, AJ Vingrys, DR Badcock, JT Heywood

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

PURPOSE: To characterize the visual fields of subjects with migraine headaches using static and temporal modulation perimetry. METHODS: Sixteen subjects with migraines (15 with aura, 1 without) and 15 nonheadache controls were tested. Perimetry was conducted 7 days after the offset of a headache with both static and temporally modulated targets using the Medmont M-600 automated perimeter (Medmont Pty Ltd., Camberwell, Victoria, Australia). Flicker thresholds were measured using the autoflicker test, which varies flicker rate with eccentricity. A subset of four subjects with migraines (3 with aura, 1 without) had the temporal tuning characteristics of their loss evaluated using fixed temporal..

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