Neuropathy May Drive Dry Eye in Migraine Patients

Source: Reuters

Migraine patients with dry eye are more likely to have symptoms suggestive of neuropathy than dry eye patients who don’t have migraines, according to new findings, as reported by Reuters Health.

The results raise the possibility that neuromodulating therapies could be helpful in patients with DE that does not respond to topical therapy, whether or not they have migraine, Dr. Anat Galor of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Miami VA Medical Center told Reuters Health by phone.

“We need to think beyond just what we see on the surface and consider nerves,” she said. “Strategies used by pain specialists to treat nerve dysfunction elsewhere can be modified and used in eye pain.”

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