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Is papilledema serious

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: Papilledema is the swelling of one's optic nerves due to increased intracranial pressure (icp). The cause of the increased icp must be investigated, u ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema: Papilledema signifies a problem with spinal fluid pressure in the brain and needs immediate medical attention.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Papilledema means a swollen optic nerve from increased intracranial pressure. The increased pressure must be investigated and treated. Otherwise the ... Read More
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema : Yes. Papilledema implies that the spinal fluid pressure in the brain is too high. A cause needs to be identified. An MRI scan of the brain is usual ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Can be: But if someone found it in your eyes, they should be working it up.
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema : Papilledema is a very serious condition where the optic nerves are swollen because of higher than normal spinal fluid pressure in the brain and can le ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Serious: These issues can cause vision loss so they are definitely serious.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema : Papilledema is a serious condition where the optic nerves are swollen due to high spinal fluid pressure in the brain. If untreated can lead to vision ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Papilledema is: a swollen optic nerve head. The term papilledema should be reserved for optic disc swelling that is due to raised intracranial pressure such as brain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Optic nerve swelling: Due to increased intracranial pressure. Papilledema can cause permanent damage to one's vision if the intracranial pressure is not lowered to a normal ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Anyone who uses opthalmoscope to examine eyes can see this.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Optic disc edema: Technically caused by increased brain pressure. Neurophthalmologic or neurological evaluation crucial to making a diagnosis since vision and/or life i ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Swollen optic nerve: The flat appearing main nerve to the back of the eye similar to a telephone trunk line or cable becomes swollen. This is usually a sign of brain probl ... Read More

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