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can any practitioner observe papilledema?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Anyone who uses opthalmoscope to examine eyes can see this.
Answered on Jun 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema: A doctor can observe papilledema with an ophthalmoscope looking through the pupil into the back of the eye.
Answered on Aug 13, 2012

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