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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Friedman, Deborah I. MD; Jacobson, Daniel M. MD

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: June 2004 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - pp 138-145
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The syndrome of intracranial hypertension without structural brain or cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities and without identifiable cause, now most appropriately termed idiopathic intracranial hypertension, was described over a century ago. Although the pathogenesis of this condition remains unknown, diagnostic and therapeutic developments during the past two decades have substantially advanced patient management.

Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, New York (DIF), and Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin (DMJ).

Address correspondence to Deborah I. Friedman, MD, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 569, Rochester, NY 14642; E-mail:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.