Journal article

Clinical impact of migraine for the management of glaucoma patients

Bao N Nguyen, Jia Jia Lek, Algis J Vingrys, Allison M McKendrick

PROGRESS IN RETINAL AND EYE RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Migraine is a common and debilitating primary headache disorder that affects 10-15% of the general population, particularly people of working age. Migraine is relevant to providers of clinical eye-care because migraine attacks are associated with a range of visual sensory symptoms, and because of growing evidence that the results of standard tests of visual function necessary for the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma (visual fields, electrophysiology, ocular imaging) can be abnormal due to migraine. These abnormalities are measureable in-between migraine events (the interictal period), despite patients being asymptomatic and otherwise healthy. This picture is further complicated by epidem..

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