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Papilledema, please help me understand causes?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Optic disc edema: Technically caused by increased brain pressure. Neurophthalmologic or neurological evaluation crucial to making a diagnosis since vision and/or life is threatened. The possibilities are broad, anywhere from benign to inflammatory to hereditary to intracranial tumors to other. Treatment is directed at the cause.
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