Can Migraine Headaches Be Caused By Cataracts?

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Asked by ian thomson

Can Migraine Headaches Be Caused By Cataracts?

HAVE BEEN TOLD BY EYE SPECIALIST I HAVE CATARACTS....DIDN'T THINK SURGERY WOULD IMPROVE SITUATION MUCH......BEEN LIVING WITH MIGRAINE TYPE HEADACHE FOR ALMOST A YEAR,,,,HARDLY EVER HAD HEADACHES BEFORE. FIRST THOUGHT IT COULD BE BLOOD PRESSURE TABLETS CAUSING SUCH, BUT HAD TABLETS CHANGED WITH NO DIFFERENCE.....NOW BEGINNING TO THINK IT MAY BE EYE RELATED....ESPECIALLY WHEN I COUGH....IT SEEMS TO BOUNCE OFF THE TOP OF MY SKULL ENDING IN A MIGRAINE FOR HOUR THEREAFTER

Answer

Ian,

No, Migraines aren't triggered by cataracts. I notice that you said "Migraine type headache." Have you been diagnosed with Migraines, or are these headaches.

There is a headache disorder calle Headacht attributed to refractive errors. This is headache caused by uncorrected or miscorrected refractive issues -- meaning uncorrected or incorrectly corrected visual issues such as myopia (near-sightedness), astigmatism, and so on.

Migraines can sometimes be triggered by exertion, including cough. There's also a specific form of headache called primary cough headache, which is headache brought on by coughing or straining.

It's time to see your doctor about these headaches or Migraines to be properly diagnosed and treated. Unexplained headache should always be investigated to be sure it's not caused by anything physical that needs treatment, such as aneurysm, stroke, tumor, etc. Statistically, it's unlikely to be any of those things, but you certainly don't want to take the chance of being on the wrong end of the statistics.

Good luck,

Teri