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Treatment of Cluster Headache in a Different Light: A Case Study

Wilkins, Arnold and Cooper, Nicholas (2021) 'Treatment of Cluster Headache in a Different Light: A Case Study.' touchREVIEWS in Neurology. ISSN 1758-4000

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Abstract

We report on a patient with cluster headache who wore spectacles tinted to provide maximum comfort when reading printed text. The spectacles absorbed short-wavelength light and were only worn during the prodrome period. The patient has been free of cluster headaches for the 6 years since the spectacles became available, and the prodromes have decreased in severity and frequency. The hypothalamus is highly active during cluster headaches and receives visual input from the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). The ipRGCs are most sensitive to short-wavelength light.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cluster headache; precision tints; green light; ipRGCs; prodrome
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 16:31
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 17:13
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31653

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