Demystifying the Complex Landscape of Ocular Migraine Diagnosis and Management
Navigating the complexities of “ocular migraines” requires a nuanced understanding of their pathophysiology, presentation, and management. This CE program offers a comprehensive guide for optometrists to accurately diagnose and manage this often misunderstood condition.
- Jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and the Review Education Group.
- COPE-approved for two hours of CE credit.
- Targeted at optometrists dealing with ocular migraines.
- Educational objectives include recognizing pathophysiology, evaluating and classifying migraines, educating patients on triggers, and determining when referral is needed.
- Emphasizes that “ocular migraine” is a misnomer, often used to describe various conditions like migraine aura with or without headache, retinal migraine, and ophthalmoplegic migraine.
- The program covers the latest International Classification of Headache Disorders, third edition (ICHD-3).
- Discusses the importance of ruling out substantial ocular pathology and/or systemic causes.
- Provides insights into the epidemiology of migraines, affecting 12% to 15% of people.
- Outlines the clinical workup required for diagnosis, including visual field tests, OCT, and fundus photography.
- The program serves as an essential resource for optometrists, offering a deep dive into the intricacies of diagnosing and managing “ocular migraines,” while emphasizing the importance of accurate terminology and comprehensive clinical workup.
A Google search for “ocular migraine” yields more than four million results, despite the term being a misnomer that has fallen out of favor with headache specialists.