Headache attributable to disorders of the eye

Deborah I Friedman, Lynn K. Gordon, Peter A. Quiros

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Abstract

Sensory innervation to the eye and periocular area arises from the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve. Thus, ocular, orbital, and systemic disorders may produce head pain with ocular signs and symptoms. Whereas some of these entities have characteristic diagnostic features, others mimic primary headache disorders such as migraine and cluster headache. This article reviews common ocular and neuro-ophthalmic conditions that are accompanied by pain in or near the eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-72
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Inflammation
  • Ocular pain
  • Oculomotor nerve
  • Orbit
  • Trochleitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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