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what is papilledema?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 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 level.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema : Papilledema is swelling of the optic nerves due to high spinal fluid pressure in the brain.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not alike: The only similar is that these are optic nerve conditions. Papilledema is a swollen optic nerve that is caused by increaed pressure around the brain. ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: Papilledema by definition is optic nerve swelling due to increased intracranial pressure (icp), thus the treatment is to lower icp with medicine (like ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 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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