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Glaucoma risk linked to migraine


Key clinical point: Patients with migraine were found to be at a higher risk for developing open angle glaucoma (OAG).

Major finding: Risk factors for OAG in patients with migraine were age, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes mellitus. There was 1.68-fold higher risk for OAG in migraine patients aged 49 years or less.

Study details: This was a retrospective matched-cohort study that included data from 17,283 patients with migraine, compared with 69,132 randomly selected patients. Migraine patients were followed for 10 years to determine if they would receive a diagnosis of OAG.

Disclosures: None.

Citation: Huang JY, et al. BMC Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb; doi: 10.1186/s12886-019-1062-9 .

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