Resolution of Papilledema Associated with OSA Treatment
1Sleepcare Diagnostics, Cincinnati, OH; 2Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 3Cincinnati Eye Institute and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder and is associated with brain functional and morphological alterations. The association between OSA and papilledema, however, is not well known. We describe a 53-year-old morbidly obese female who presented with impaired vision due to bilateral papilledema. Polysomnography revealed severe OSA. She was treated with continuous positive airway pressure, and within a few weeks her papilledema and vision improved. This case report is consistent with association of OSA with papilledema but does not prove causality.
Javaheri S; Qureshi Z; Golnik K. Resolution of papilledema associated with OSA treatment. J Clin Sleep Med 2011;7(4):399-400.
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