Papilledema and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

  title={Papilledema and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.},
  author={Deborah Isa Friedman},
  volume={20 4 Neuro-ophthalmology},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Papilledema is one of the most concerning physical examination findings in neurology: it has a broad differential diagnosis of intracranial (and occasionally spinal) pathology associated with increased intracranial pressure. Papilledema impairs axoplasmic flow within the optic nerves and compresses the optic nerves externally; it may lead to profound visual loss. Thus, detection of papilledema and assessment of visual function are essential to patient management. This article… CONTINUE READING