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Ophthalmoscope useful to see palliedema?

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Dr. Johnstone Kim
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Yes

It allows you to see the optic nerve which would need to be swollen to have the diagnosis of papilledema.

In brief: Yes

It allows you to see the optic nerve which would need to be swollen to have the diagnosis of papilledema.
Dr. Johnstone Kim
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Standard method

Papilledema is a swelling of the tissues at the optic nerve.
This can be seen with an ophthalmoscope as long as there is a clear pathway to view the back of the eye. This is the standard way to detect this sign which commonly is related to increased cerebral sinus pressure.

In brief: Standard method

Papilledema is a swelling of the tissues at the optic nerve.
This can be seen with an ophthalmoscope as long as there is a clear pathway to view the back of the eye. This is the standard way to detect this sign which commonly is related to increased cerebral sinus pressure.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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