Treatment of migraine headache after ocular surgery with intravenous metoclopramide hydrochloride.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To alert ophthalmologists that prolonged or severe postoperative periocular pain and nausea may be caused by migraine. METHODS: We examined two patients who had a history of migraine and had severe episodes of prolonged periocular pain and nausea after ocular procedures. Both patients experienced symptoms similar to their previous migraine attacks. In neither was pain alleviated by routine analgesics. RESULTS: Each patient had relief of symptoms within two minutes after intravenous delivery of metoclopramide hydrochloride. CONCLUSIONS: Ophthalmologists should consider the diagnosis of postoperative migraine in similar patients and provide specific therapy such as intravenous metoclopramide hydrochloride.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • MacCumber, MW; Jaffe, GJ; McCuen, BW

Published Date

  • January 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 121 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 96 - 97

PubMed ID

  • 8554089

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70542-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States