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Facing severe migraine and vision problem

Hi everyone, I have been facing severe headache, migraine and eye pain. The eyes appear normal in the mirror and to my family and friends. Now I am facing redness in my eyes and I don't know whether it's due to the chronic use of eyedrops. The ophthalmologist whom I consulted found that I had optic nerve abnormalities with elevated intraocular pressure. He asked me to undergo the Lasik eye surgery procedure done before the condition gets worse. I am planning to do it from a nearby clinic in Washington. Has anyone here experienced Glaucoma due to migraine? Please share.

  1. Hi Wackeymackey,

    Yes! In fact one of our former contributors has Glaucoma due to migraine. We have information on this here; https://migraine.com/blog/eye-problems-in-migraine-patients/.

    From the limited amount of research, and being a Glaucoma suspect myself, I was under the impression that Lasik is not a good option. You may want to get a second opinion.

    Nancy

    1. Hi,

      I have to agree with Nancy Harris. Lasik scares me. Besides chronic migraine I also have Rhumatoid Arthritis. When I was evaluated for Lasik 15 years ago I was told that both conditions put me at a greater risk for "corneal melting". When the doc saw my reaction he assured me that this is as bad as it sounds. Every opthamologist I've spoken to says that I was lucky, because not all Lasix providers are aware of the correlation between migraine (or RA) and reduced corneal nerve fibre density. I would definitely get a second opinion.

      Mary Margaret

      1. I tend to get bloodshot eyes when I am having a migraine episode. My eyes are usually a bit red anyway from evaporative dry eye, but the migraine effect is noticeable to people who know me well enough, and sometimes it is one-sided.

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