Examine the Eyes
In their article the authors report a common syndrome of therapy resistant, migraine-like abdominal pain in childhood, whose causes remain vastly unidentified and whose therapeutic success is mostly sought in a psychosomatic approach. The frequent involvement of the eyes in this syndrome is not mentioned, even though a direct circuit exists between the areas of the nuclei of the ocular muscles, the vestibular organs, the cerebellum, and the vegetative centers in the diencephalon, from which biohistorically the eyes developed. If the cooperation between the eyes is disrupted, diplopia results with substantial asthenopic symptoms, headache, and abdominal pain. Correcting visual impairment by correcting the visual defects such as hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, especially the associated heterophoria (commonly known as “angle” visual defect), by using prismatic spectacles according to the measuring and correcting method after Haase in the Polatest may help. The symptoms mentioned above disappear pretty much immediately, as I have been able to observe in many hundreds of casesorganic findings, it is worth having the eyes examined by a specialist. Further information at www.ivbv.org
Dr. med. Fritz Gorzny
Internationale Vereinigung für Binokulare Vollkorrektion (IVBV), Koblenz
Conflict of interest statement
The author declares that no conflict of interest exists.
|1.||Bufler Ph, Groß M, Uhlig HH: Recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108(17): 295–304. VOLLTEXT|