Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a common cause of optic nerve head swelling. It is also the most common cause of papilledema encountered in ophthalmic practice. Disc swelling from elevated intracranial pressure represents an emergency, because it may trigger a mass lesion that causes significant visual loss in patients. This module describes IIH, the population that is most at risk for contracting IIH, and the outcomes of various treatment modalities.
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