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Headache: the clue is in the eyes

A worrying cause of headache is raised intracranial pressure (ICP). Papilloedema is a vital clue for accurate diagnosis and performing fundoscopy is essential in detecting this sign. The authors review the use of fundoscopy in their own district general hospital....

Headaches in ophthalmology (part 1)

Ophthalmologists see a large number of patients with headaches or facial pain in the ophthalmic outpatient clinics or in emergency clinics. Over two articles, I will discuss several causes of headaches, ocular manifestations and proposed management and referral options. It...

Headaches in ophthalmology (part 2)

Ophthalmologists see a large number of patients with headaches or facial pain in the ophthalmic outpatient clinics or in emergency clinics. Over two articles, I will discuss several causes of headaches, ocular manifestations and proposed management and referral options. It...

Comparison of visual fields between migraine and tension type headaches

The aim of the study was to compare the clinical features and visual fields of patients with migraine without aura and tension type headache. Visual fields were assessed whilst the patients were having an attack of pain and tested using...

Childhood headaches

The goal of this study was to compare headache resolution in children receiving or not receiving refractive correction. The authors conducted a retrospective review of 158 patients: 78 male and 80 female aged three to twelve years (mean eight). Twenty-seven...

Resolution of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH): case series

The authors report the findings from 14 patients following treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). All 14 patients experienced an immediate and sustained resolution of the IIH in the setting of prolonged cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage at a rate greater...

A case report of papilloedema caused by unilateral jugular vein thrombosis

In rare cases, unilateral jugular vein thrombosis can lead to increased intracranial pressure and papilloedema, resulting in headaches and visual loss. The authors describe the case of a 45-year-old patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx who developed right...

Exotropia symptoms

The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical preoperative symptoms and changes to these postoperatively in patients with exotropia. A non-validated questionnaire with 15 questions was used: three subscales including stereopsis (five questions), ocular fatigue (five questions) and cosmetic...

Early diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy using combined MRI findings

The author presents a literature review searching the terms ‘pituitary ring sign’ and ‘sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening’ in the context of pituitary apoplexy from 1990 until the present day. These two findings are both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs of...

It’s not always GCA

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an immune mediated granulomatous inflammatory disease that affects muscular middle or large sized arteries. It is considered as a continuation of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) when the severity of the disease has increased. It is the...

An update on idiopathic intracranial hypertension

The incidence of Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is increasing, likely in line with the worldwide epidemic of obesity. To date, there have been revisions in the terminology used and diagnostic criteria for IIH; these recognise the need to exclude secondary...

Medicine for Eye Disease III Symposium 2019

By Muzammil A Nahaboo Solim, Academic Foundation doctor year 1, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Medicine for Eye Disease (MED) III symposium was organised by a team from the Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH). The...