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Papilledema Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Decreased Intraocular Pressure-Associated Papilledema; Increased Intracranial Pressure-Associated Papilledema; Papilledema Associated with Decreased Intraocular Pressure; Papilledema Associated with Increased Intracranial Pressure; Retinal Edema Show All >>

Networked: 633 relevant articles (47 outcomes, 29 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Papilledema

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 8 outcomes 4 studies in 173 results : IBA
  2. Acetazolamide (Diamox) : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 23 results : FDA 13 Generic
  3. bevacizumab : 4 outcomes 1 study in 16 results : FDA 2
  4. Fluorescein (Funduscein) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 38 results : FDA 3 Generic
  5. ranibizumab (Lucentis) : 2 outcomes in 8 results : FDA 2
  6. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : IBA
  7. Vitamin E : 2 outcomes in 2 results : FDA 13 Generic
  8. Melatonin : 2 outcomes in 2 results : IBA
  9. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 19 results : IBA
  10. Minocycline (Cyclops) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : FDA 25 Generic
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Diseases Related to Papilledema

  1. Headache (Headaches)
  2. Hemorrhage
  3. Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
  4. Inflammation
  5. Atrophy
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Key Therapies for Papilledema

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  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 3 outcomes in 16 results
  2. Stents : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results
  3. Decompression : 2 outcomes 1 study in 22 results
  4. Light Coagulation : 2 outcomes in 15 results
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 34 results
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