What is Papilledema?

Papilledema refers to swelling of the optic disk, usually found in cases of increased intracranial (pressure in the skull) pressure, which may result from head trauma, tumors or other causes of increased intracranial pressure.

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Hi there I have papllidema with flashes of light and my eye doctor did an MRI. Clear. The next step to figure where the swelling is come from is...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query..
papilledema can have various causes..
By doing MRI/CT scan any space occupying lesions of the brain are ruled out..

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what causes papilledema

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Swelling of the end of the optic nerve due to high intracranial pressure.

Detailed Answer:
Papilledema is a sign which is noticed in...

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i'm 35 years female recently married,on feb 14th i got to know that i had papelleidema,i went for lumbar puncture,my pressure was 260,i 'm on...

doctor1 MD

hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
papilledema is a sign of increased intra cranial pressure if you have been put on medications to decrease...

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