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October 1, 2020

Put a Drop of Timolol Into Each Eye and Call Me in the Morning

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City
  • 2Department of Neurology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(11):1166-1167. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3837

Migraine is the most common, chronic, serious neurologic condition worldwide, affecting more than 11% of the world’s population.1 In the United States, it affects approximately 16% of women and 6% of men.2 Although migraine is a neurologic illness, it is associated with a number of ocular and visual symptoms, including visual aura, photophobia, eye pain, and visual snow.3 As a result, it is not uncommon for patients with migraine to consult an ophthalmologist because they perceive their problem to be an eye problem and not a brain problem.

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