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WHY DO MIGRAINE SUFFERERS NEED TO AVOID THE LIGHT?

Although most migraine sufferers run for a dark room to avoid the light that seems to worsen their headaches, the reason for this is not generally known. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have identified a new visual pathway that may explain the high sensitivity to light in both sighted as well as blind migraine sufferers. It’s estimated that 85% of migraine sufferers are also hypersensitive to light (photophobia). Even low levels of light during an attack...
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