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

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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