Ocular Migraine in a Patient with Cluster Headaches

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  • SYNOPSIS A 48‐year‐old man, with a long standing history of cluster headaches, developed repeated transient episodes of monocular visual reduction lasting one to two minutes. These attacks were documented with fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, and pattern‐reversal visual evoked responses. Results of these tests included narrowing of the retinal veins, delay in the appearance of fluorescein dye in branches of the central retinal artery yet prompt filling of two cilioretinal vessels, and abolition of the visual evoked response. Hematological and cardiac investigations were normal and no clinically significant abnormalities were found on carotid angiography. Diagnosed as having ocular migraine, the patient was placed on propranolol with prompt cessation of his visual symptoms. Copyright © 1980, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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  • Headache  Journal
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    Author List

  • Kline LB; Kelly CL
  • Start Page

  • 253
  • End Page

  • 257
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 5