Last update 21 Mar 2024

Papilledema

Basic Info

Synonyms
Blurring of optic disc, Blurring of optic disk, Choked Disk
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Introduction
Swelling of the OPTIC DISK, usually in association with increased intracranial pressure, characterized by hyperemia, blurring of the disk margins, microhemorrhages, blind spot enlargement, and engorgement of retinal veins. Chronic papilledema may cause OPTIC ATROPHY and visual loss. (Miller et al., Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 4th ed, p175)

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