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What is papilledema?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

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 Jun 6, 2013



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Dr. Howard Pomeranz answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Papilledema is swelling of the optic nerves due to high spinal fluid pressure in the brain.

Answered Jun 9, 2014


Dr. Luis Taylor answered

Specializes in Pulmonology

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 tumor or head trauma.

Answered Nov 27, 2017



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