A 46-year-old member asked:
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is papilledema a serious condition?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Papilledema means a swollen optic nerve from increased intracranial pressure. The increased pressure must be investigated and treated. Otherwise the optic nerve may become damaged and you will become blind. Also the cause of the increased pressure could be life-threatening as well.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 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 usually performed.
Answered on Sep 4, 2016
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Can be: But if someone found it in your eyes, they should be working it up.
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Serious: These issues can cause vision loss so they are definitely serious.
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