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Is papilledema a serious condition?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Papilledema

Yes. Papilledema implies that the spinal fluid pressure in the brain is too high.
A cause needs to be identified. An MRI scan of the brain is usually performed.

In brief: Papilledema

Yes. Papilledema implies that the spinal fluid pressure in the brain is too high.
A cause needs to be identified. An MRI scan of the brain is usually performed.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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