With the current update of the migraine app from the Kiel Pain Clinic and the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), many new functions are available. These are intended to help those affected to better classify headache attacks and to distinguish them from other neurological diseases. This can allow for faster and more specific treatment. Today there are over 30 types of migraine. A particularly severe form of migraine is the so-called migraine with aura. The patient's field of vision is increasingly restricted by zigzag flashes or flickering. With the update, users can experience migraines with aura live in their current environment. This can lead to rapid diagnostic certainty and effective treatment. “Many patients who experience a migraine with aura for the first time are unsettled and do not know what this enormous restriction in the field of vision means. A problem with the eyes or even a stroke is often suspected,” says Professor Dr. Hartmut Göbel from the Kiel Pain Clinic. With the new feature, users get a simulated migraine with an aura. The app accesses the cell phone camera, and little by little, flickering zigzag-shaped flashes, streaks and veils appear at the edge of the field of vision - just like a real migraine aura. In this way, patients should be made aware of the typical characteristics of this particular migraine phase and should know what to do: namely, to initiate targeted behavioral measures and treatment in a timely manner. The pain phase of the migraine follows no later than an hour after the aura has subsided. Both phases require different therapies, so those affected must be familiar with the process. The aura simulation also makes it possible for the first time to show relatives how an aura works, what it looks like and how much it can affect people. In the Pain Clinic Kiel Click Tips, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Göbel explains how a migraine aura occurs and how the migraine app helps to recognize and understand auras, to distinguish them from other visual disorders and to treat them specifically.