Shedding light on migraines
Ask anyone who suffers from migraine headaches what they do when they're having an attack, and you're likely to hear "go into a dark room." And although it's long been known that light makes migraines worse, the reason why has been unclear.
Now scientists at BIDMC have identified a new visual pathway that underlies sensitivity to light during migraine in both blind individuals and in individuals with normal eyesight.
The findings, which appear in Advance On-line issue of Nature Neuroscience, help explain the mechanism behind this widespread condition.
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