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The relationship between dry eye and headache characteristics in migraine

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First Author: Y.Koban TURKEY

Co Author(s):    H. Ozlece   M. Koc   A. Serim        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

We aimed to investigate dry eye findings and any relationship with headache characteristics in migraine patients with and without aura.

Setting:

Prospective, randomized controlled trial.

Methods:

In total, 39 migraineurs and 40 age- and gender-matched controls were enrolled in this prospective clinical study. A total of 20 patients with migraine with aura and 19 patients without aura were included in the study. The eyes on the symptomatic side in migranous patients were included in the study. Each participant underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination including a tear breakup test, the Schirmer test, fluorescein staining of the cornea, and an analysis of the meibomian gland by slit lamp before corneal thickness measurement.

Results:

The presence of dry eye was higher in migraineurs as compared to the control group, but this did not reach statistical significance (p = 0.147). Among the headache characteristics, the presence of aura was significantly higher, and disease and attack durations were significantly longer in migraineurs with dry eye than in those without dry eye (p = 0.007, p = 0.020, and p = 0.005, respectively).

Conclusions:

An increased frequency of dry eye disease was found to occur in patients with migraine. Dry eye may present in migraine patients with greater presence of auras and longer disease and attack durations. FINANCIAL DISCLOUSRE: NONE

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