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Causes Of Papilledema
Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?
Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different items: Papilledema is a sign of increased intracranial pressure of any etiology, and can be due to tumor, hydrocephalus, brain hemorrhage, infections. Swelling of the optic nerve can be due to optic neuritis or other inflammatory problems. Spinal fluid leaks can be due to trauma over skull such as cribiform plate fracture. If severe trauma, perhaps all could occur together. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My eye doctor told me that papilledema (i don't have) often accompanies visual symptoms (vision loss, photopsia) caused by brain tumors. Why is this?
Eye = external CNS: The eye is the only externalized part of the central nervous system. Papilledema, swelling of the optic disc, is due to elevated intracranial pressure (icp) at the level of the lamina cribrosa, where the intraocular pressure (iop), if lower than the icp, permits swelling of the nerve fiber layer. Brain tumors or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (iih) can cause papilledema and visual loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Papilledema means a swollen optic nerve from increased intracranial pressure. The increased pressure must be investigated and treated. Otherwise the optic nerve may become damaged and you will become blind. Also the cause of the increased pressure could be life-threatening as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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