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I have raised optic disc- always serious?

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Dr. Mark Pyfer answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

In some cases yes: The most common cause of a raised optic disc is a benign condition called optic nerve head drusen. However, additional testing is needed to differentiate this from optic disc swelling, or papilledema. Optic disc swelling indicates a potentially serious problem such as elevated pressure of the fluid around the brain. You should have a full examination by an experienced ophthalmologist.

Answered 5/29/2015



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