A 46-year-old member asked:
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how serious is papilledema?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Can be: But if someone found it in your eyes, they should be working it up.
Answered on May 3, 2013
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Papilledema : Papilledema is a very serious condition where the optic nerves are swollen because of higher than normal spinal fluid pressure in the brain and can lead to permanent vision loss and damage to the optic nerve if the reason for the high pressure is not treated promptly
Answered on Mar 1, 2014

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Serious: These issues can cause vision loss so they are definitely serious.
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