Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a rare condition considered to be an unusual form of migraine, new considered to be a neuralgia.

The pain usually surrounds the eyeball and lasts from a few days to a few months, caused by weakness of the muscles surrounding the eye. Double vision is prominet. It is important to exclude many serious causes of double vision and eye pain.

Occipital Headache

The occipital nerve transversing the back of the head can cause unilateral head pain with radiation to the temporal area of the head. These symptoms can be precipitated by injury, overlaying muscle tension or anatomic variations.

The neuralgia can be treated with medication, local blocks and in some cases surgical intervention.