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Causes of Papilledema

Causes of Papilledema

Causes of Papilledema Papilledema is an optic disc swelling that is secondary to elevated intracranial pressure. In contrast to other causes of optic disc swelling, vision usually is well preserved with acute papilledema. Papilledema almost always presents as a bilateral phenomenon and may develop over hours to weeks. The term, as a matter of definition, is incorrect to be used to ... Read More »

Papilledema

Papilledema

Papilledema Disc edema due to increased intracranial pressure. Grades: Grade I : papilledema is characterized by a C-shaped halo with a temporal gap. Grade II : papilledema, the halo becomes circumferential. Grade III : papilledema is characterized by loss of major vessels as they leave the disc (arrow). Grade IV : papilledema is characterized by loss of major vessels on ... Read More »

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