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Expert says there is 'no such thing' as ocular migraine


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 12:28pm

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

The Internet is littered with the term "ocular migraine," and Dr. Deborah Friedman, a neuro-ophthalmologist with expert credentials said, "We have an international criteria for headache disorders that defines the terms and there is no such term as ocular migraine."

Simply put, Friedman said migraines "have their origin in the brain – not in the eye. It is aura. It comes from the brain."

"This is analogous to the terms 'common migraine' and 'classic migraine,'" said Friedman. The most common type of migraine in the population is "common migraine."...

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