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Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Liza Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Yes!

Usually preeclampsia with papilledema is severe, and requires delivery. But it shouldn't affect the mode of delivery (cesarean versus vaginal).

In brief: Yes!

Usually preeclampsia with papilledema is severe, and requires delivery. But it shouldn't affect the mode of delivery (cesarean versus vaginal).
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Dr. Liza Kunz
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