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what is the definition or description of: papilledema?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Swollen optic nerve: The flat appearing main nerve to the back of the eye similar to a telephone trunk line or cable becomes swollen. This is usually a sign of brain problems or something pushing on the eye behind it this is like stepping on a garden hose and having the fluid back up. The flat nerve head becomes indistinct and there are usually splinter hemorrhages in the retina the blood vessels appear raised/swollen.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Swelling of nerve: Papilledema is swelling of the optic nerve that is caused increased pressure around the brain.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Dr. Robert Chang
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Can be: But if someone found it in your eyes, they should be working it up.
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