Patients with migraines more likely to have dry eye disease, UNC study finds

Richard M. Davis, MD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, is corresponding author of the study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Patients with migraines more likely to have dry eye disease,  UNC study finds click to enlarge Richard M. Davis, MD

A new study based on analysis of data from more than 73,000 patients treated at UNC Health Care-affiliated facilities has found that patients who have migraine headaches are more likely to have comorbid dry eye disease, compared to the general population. 

The study was published online by JAMA Ophthalmology on March 7. 

Richard M. Davis, MD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, is corresponding author of the study. 

UNC co-authors of the study were Omar M. Ismail, Zachary B. Poole, Shane L. Bierly, Eric D. Van Buren and Feng-Chang Lin, PhD. 

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