Diagnosis and management of migraine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.691 (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:691

Differential diagnosis may be different in patients presenting to an ophthalmologist

  1. Andrew D Brown, Senior house officer in ophthalmology,
  2. Paul M Dodson, Consultant physician,
  3. John R Ainsworth, Consultant ophthalmic surgeon
  1. Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS

    EDITOR,—Peter J Goadsby and Jes Olesen's review of the diagnosis and management of migraine is informative.1 Patients presenting to an ophthalmology department usually describe a different pattern of symptoms from those given by the authors and therefore may have an alternative differential diagnosis. In this group of patients, visual symptoms and not headache are often the predominant feature. Indeed, …

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