EYE CONDITIONS

Headache & Migraine

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Are you suffering from headaches or migraines? There are numerous factors that can cause headaches and migraines and a visit to an ophthalmic consultant could provide some answers. The most effective way to determine the cause of headaches is to rule out causes one by one. At FaceRestoration this is exactly what we do.

The eyes allow us a unique insight into some of the factors that may be causing pain and discomfort and the optic nerve is an extension of the brain itself. Through the eye we can measure and exclude underlying medical conditions that may be causing your headaches and migraine.

ABOUT THIS CONDITION

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS

At FaceRestoration, we understand how debilitating headaches and migraines can be. Our award-winning ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeons will safely take care of everything from consultation and diagnosis to treatment and post-op care.

Frequent and acute headaches should never be ignored as they could be a sign of an underlying medical condition. The most common symptom is pain, and discomfort, and depending on your type of headache could include:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Double Vision
  • Loss of Vision
  • Stiff Neck
  • Blind Spots
  • Visual Disturbances

How many types of headaches are there?

There are many different types of headaches, which experts have classified into two main groups; primary and secondary.

Types of primary headaches include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Hemicrania

Secondary headache disorders – Secondary headaches can be caused by illnesses and persistent medical problems that impact the neurological system. Secondary headaches can be caused by the following factors:

  • Sleep problems
  • Tumours of the brain
  • Strokes
  • Medication or drug withdrawal
  • Head injury
  • Inflammation
  • Seizures
  • Spinal fluid leakage
  • Physical head, neck, or spine anomalies

How can an ophthalmic assessment help with headache?

As part of your assessment we will carry out comprehensive investigations to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be causing your headaches such as:

  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Hormonal changes
  • Retinal problems
  • Inflammation of blood vessels

Is a headache a cause for concern?

The first time you experience a sudden, very severe headache, you should seek medical attention. If you have any of the following symptoms; a droopy eye or mouth, difficulty lifting one or both arms, or slurred or garbled speech, you may be suffering from stroke and you should call 999.

BOOKING WITH US

Arrange a consultation with us using the button below at a time of your choosing. This may be held through video chat dependant on COVID guidelines at the time.

YOUR CONSULTATION

We will then discuss with you your symptoms and advise you on how best to proceed with helpful guidance on treatments through our expert knowledge and training.

TREATMENT & AFTERCARE

Once an appointment has been arranged, we will then begin treatment and support you along the process, including specialised aftercare.