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What is the treatment for papilledema ?

What is the treatment for papilledema  ?

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 diamox) or surgery (like a surgical shunt). If optic nerve swelling is due to another cause, then it requires a different treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Papilledema (Definition)

Papilledema is swelling of the optic nerve that is caused increased ...Read more


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I was recently diagnosed with having papilledema and pseudotumor. Has anyone else heard of treatment?

I was recently diagnosed with having papilledema and pseudotumor. Has anyone else heard of treatment?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is usually treated with weight loss and diuretics such as Diamox or lasix (furosemide). If vision loss is significant or headaches are severe, surgery to lower intracranial pressure may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is papilledema?

What is papilledema?

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. ...Read more

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What is papilledema?

What is papilledema?

Papilledema : Papilledema is swelling of the optic nerves due to high spinal fluid pressure in the brain. ...Read more

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Is papilledema serious?

Is papilledema serious?

Papilledema: Papilledema signifies a problem with spinal fluid pressure in the brain and needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How serious is papilledema?

How serious is papilledema?

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 ...Read more

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Is papilledema a serious condition?

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 more

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Papilledema, please help me understand causes?

Papilledema, please help me understand causes?

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

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What is the definition or description of: papilledema?

What is the definition or description of: papilledema?

Swelling of nerve: Papilledema is swelling of the optic nerve that is caused increased pressure around the brain. ...Read more

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Are IIH and papilledema the same or not?

Are IIH and papilledema the same or not?

Do you mean...: Increased intracranial pressure (Pseudotumor cerebri, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)) is a disorder of unknown etiology that predominantly affects obese women of childbearing age.The ocular problem is that chronically elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), can cause papilledema which may lead to optic nerve atrophy & blindness. Urgent Eye MD management usually with a neurologist is imp ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how papilledema & glaucoma differ?

Can you please tell me how papilledema & glaucoma differ?

Different: Papilledema appears as nerve swelling that is due to increased pressure in the brain. It is an exam finding, whereas glaucoma is a disease of the nerve. ...Read more

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Does my son need repetitive spinal taps to check his papilledema?

Does my son need repetitive spinal taps to check his papilledema?

No : Papilledema is an eye finding on physical exam. It may be caused by increased intracranial pressure, but a spinal tap is not needed to identify papilledema. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between papilledema & glaucoma?

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. Glaucoma is a disorder in which the optic nerve is damaged by increased pressure inside the eye. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with having papilledema and sudo tumor. Any advice?

I was recently diagnosed with having papilledema and sudo tumor. Any advice?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Important aspects of treatment for pseudotumor cerebri are weight loss and treatment with a water pill such as acetazolamide or diamox. Regular follow up with an ophthalmologist is necessary to check your visual acuity, visual fields and resolution of the papilledema. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eye papilledema?

What are the symptoms of eye papilledema?

Papilledema: Papilledema is confirmed by doing a funduscopy (looking into the inside of the eye with bright light). Its presence denotes increased intracranial pressure which can cause headaches, visual disturbances like blurring of vision and double vision, dizziness, nausea and even vomiting. ...Read more

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How is papilledema treated if you have it in one eye?

How is papilledema treated if you have it in one eye?

Depends: Papilledema is serious and may be due to a serious underlying condition. Treatment depends on the cause. For example, papilledema in one eye could be due to a compressive lesion like a tumor pushing on the optic nerve of one eye. See an ophthalmologist immediately or follow her/his advise if you already under one's care. ...Read more

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What's the difference between intracranial hyptertenstion and papilledema?

What's the difference between intracranial hyptertenstion and papilledema?

See below: Intracranial hypertension can cause swelling of the optic nerves = papilledema. This can cause permanent loss of vision and thus one's intracranial pressure must be lowered to a normal level to prevent this. ...Read more

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Could a general practitioner observe papilledema?

Could a general practitioner observe papilledema?

Possible: Papilledema is difficult for non-eye doctors to see with the equipment that they have available. If there is a suggestion of this, it should be confirmed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more