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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101-103

Contact lenses, migraine, and allodynia

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul Hospital, Van, Turkey
2 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ozgur Bulent Timucin
Van Özel Urartu Göz Merkezi, Oftalmoloji Bölümü, 65100 Merkez/Van
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.184528

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Clinical trials and electrophysiologic studies demonstrated increased perceptual sensitivity in patients suffering from migraines. At least, one triggering factor is described in 85% of migraine patients. The aim of this report was to investigate the relationship between contact lens (CL) usage and migraine attacks in two cases. Two patients who were diagnosed with migraine reported that the frequency of migraine attacks increased after they switched to using CL with different base curves (BCs). These two patients, who began using CL with different BCs experienced discomfort and dryness of the eye. The ocular complaints were followed by migraine attacks. CL intolerance was also developed during migraine attack in one of the cases. The frequency of migraine attacks decreased and allodynia relieved significantly when flatter BCs were selected. CL related stimulus could have triggered the migraine attack. CLs should be well fitted in migraine patients with allodynia.

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