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Migraine sufferers: More difficulty tuning out visual stimuli?
Date:4/8/2010

the noise on the display overexcites the nerve cells in the brain of the migraineurs. This in turn makes it harder for a migraineur to see the disk."

Although Wagner noted that further research should examine the connections between the severity and frequency of the attacks and visual problems, she said the results may have practical applications for migraine sufferers today.

"It might be helpful to avoid such 'noisy' environments which may impair their performance, scenes overloaded with visual distracters, for example computer screens and learning tools which have a lot of visual information on them." she said.


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Contact: Jo Olson
jolson@arvo.org
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

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