Migraine headache and its association with open-angle glaucoma: the Beaver Dam Eye Study.

Kleins Lab // Publications // Sep 01 1993

PubMed ID: 8360033

Author(s): Klein BE, Klein R, Meuer SM, Goetz LA. Migraine headache and its association with open-angle glaucoma: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1993 Sep;34(10):3024-7.

Journal: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Volume 34, Issue 10, Sep 1993

PURPOSE To investigate the relationship of a history of migraine headache to open-angle glaucoma.

METHODS In an epidemiologic study of age-related eye disease, subjects were asked if they had migraine headaches. The diagnosis of glaucoma was based on visual field, intraocular pressure, cup/disc ratio, and history.

RESULTS Those younger than 65 years were significantly more likely to report a history of migraine (P = 0.001) as were women (P < 0.001). There was no difference in the frequency of open-angle glaucoma between those with and those without migraine headache (P = 0.87). Multivariate analyses did not alter the conclusion.

CONCLUSION In this population-based study there is no evidence of a relationship between open-angle glaucoma and migraine headache.