My wife was recently seen by an ophthalmologist for loss of peripheral vision in one eye and a feeling of something wrong with her eye, as though it were closed. Ophthalmologist diagnosed it as bilateral papilledema and referred to neurologist for immediate follow up. The ophthalmologist insisted the follow up and MRI to be taken immediately. However, at neurologist my wife nervously downplayed symptoms and the doctor, who is overbooked, has her next appointment in two months and the MRI tentatively in four weeks out. Should we seek another doctor? We are concerned that this should be handled more rapidly based on the ophthalmologist reaction.
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Papilledema is swelling of optic nerve head due to increase in intracranial pressure. This pressure may be high due to some tumor or blockage of sinuses or idiopathic (without cause).
The investigations required are:
This is common in young females and even more common if patient is taking oral contraceptive pills.
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