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what is papilledema?

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Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Papilledema is: 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 on Nov 27, 2017
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Optic nerve swelling: Due to increased intracranial pressure. Papilledema can cause permanent damage to one's vision if the intracranial pressure is not lowered to a normal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not alike: The only similar is that these are optic nerve conditions. Papilledema is a swollen optic nerve that is caused by increaed pressure around the brain. ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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See below: Papilledema by definition is optic nerve swelling due to increased intracranial pressure (icp), thus the treatment is to lower icp with medicine (like ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: Papilledema is the swelling of one's optic nerves due to increased intracranial pressure (icp). The cause of the increased icp must be investigated, u ... Read More
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