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Light increases migraines, even in the blind


migrainesource: npr.org

A new study recently published in Nature Neuroscience has confirmed a pathway “between light-sensitive cells in the retina and an area in the brain that’s involved in migraine pain. The retinal cells don’t contribute to vision, so they are still functioning in the eyes of many blind people whose other retinal cells no longer work,” reports NPR.

This fascinating finding may not result in new treatments to eliminate migraine pain, but it might help in the development of drugs that could at least reduce light sensitivity in migraine sufferers so they do not have to stay in a darkened room for the duration of their migraine. read the full article

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posted by earthwalker on January 11, 2010 | tags: , ,

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