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Abstract: The eye and migraines....

Those of you who suffer from migraines and/or those who are interested in holistic rather than compartmentalized medicine (a/k/a "I am not a pair of disembodied eyeballs!") may want to look up this review from Moran Eye Center in SLC for more details:

J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 May 2. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000660. [Epub ahead of print]
More Than Meets the Eye: The Eye and Migraine-What You Need to Know.
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Migraine has long been associated with disturbances of vision, especially migraine with aura. However, the eye plays an important role in sensory processing as well. We have found that the visual quality of life is reduced in migraine. In this review, we discuss how the migraine and eye pain pathways are similar and affect many of the common complaints which are seen in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology offices, such as dry eye and postoperative eye pain. We also review other related phenomena, including visual snow and photophobia, which also are related to altered sensory processing in migraine.