Visual Evoked Potentials in Patients with Classic Migraine

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Akbar Hamzei-Moghaddam 1 , Rostam Syfaldiny 2 , Farhad Iranmanesh 2 , * , Hamid Mahdavy 3

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1 Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Neurology, Neurology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

3 Neurologist

How to Cite: Hamzei-Moghaddam A, Syfaldiny R, Iranmanesh F , Mahdavy H. Visual Evoked Potentials in Patients with Classic Migraine, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 15(4):e92999.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e92999
Published Online: November 05, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 30, 2011
Accepted: December 14, 2011

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Abstract

Background : Migraine is considered as a chronic disease. Ocular symptoms and sensitivity to light stimuli are common in the patients with such disease. There are some evident that visual system function in the patients with migraine is impaired even between the attacks as compared with health people. In this study, we examine Visual Evoked Potential in 30 patients suffered from migraine before, during and after aura.
Materials and Methods : 30 patients suffered from classic migraine and with visual aura were evaluated in terms of visual stimulatory potentials before, during and after aura. P-100 latency and amplitude were evaluation criteria in our study. The results of this investigation were evaluated by χ2 test.
Results : Abnormal amplitude frequency was occurred in 17 cases before aura, in 27 cases during aura and in 20 cases, it occurred after aura. Reduction of the amplitude wave p-100 during and after aura was significantly more in both eyes (p<0.05). Ten cases had abnormal P-100 latency during aura and the other two cases had it after aura. There is a significant difference in the P-100 latency during aura (p<0.05). There is no difference between the changes in visual stimulatory potentials with gender.
Conclusion : Some changes were found in the parameters in the visual stimulatory potentials in the patients with classic migraine before, during and after aura.

Keywords

Migraine Aura visual evoked potential

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