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Isolated unilateral disk edema

Authors Varner P

Published 27 July 2011 Volume 2011:3 Pages 13—55

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTO.S22806

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Paul Varner
John J Pershing VAMC, Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

Abstract: Isolated unilateral disk edema is a familiar clinical presentation with myriad associations. Related, non-consensus terminology is a barrier to understanding a common pathogenesis. Mechanisms for the development of disk edema are reviewed, and a new framework for clinical differentiation of medical associations is presented.

Keywords: disk edema, axoplasmic flow, clinical multiplier, optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, papilledema

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