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Image 1 - Papilloedema. Click to enlarge


Papilloedema is a sign of raised intracranial pressure. Blurring of the optic disc margin is seen.

  • Papilloedema will not be seen when the optic sheath is not patent, or in the presence of optic atrophy.

Vision is usually normal with acute papilloedema, though peripheral vision may be affected chronically.

Slit lamp examination by a trained ophthalmologist should be undertaken if there is any doubt.

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