A 37-year-old member asked:
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how serious are ptc and papilledema recently?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Serious: These issues can cause vision loss so they are definitely serious.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Extremely serious: This needs to be carefully closely monitored by one or more ophthalmologists.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012

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