pseudopapilloedema

pseu·do·pap·il·le·de·ma

(sū'dō-pap'il-ĕ-dē'mă)
Anomalous elevation of the optic disc; seen in severe hyperopia and optic nerve drusen.
Synonym(s): pseudopapilloedema.
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pseudopapilloedema 

A non-specific term used to describe those conditions in which the optic disc is elevated resembling papilloedema. All have normal intraocular pressure. They include optic disc drusen, small discs in hyperopia greater than 4 D, hyaloid remnant, myelinated nerve fibres, optic neuropathies and papillitis. It is usually bilateral and unlike true papilloedema there is no haemorrhage, the margins of the disc are relatively sharp and spontaneous venous pulsation is usually present.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Differentiate between papilloedema and pseudopapilloedema.
Optic nerve head drusen (ONHD) is one of the most common causes of pseudopapilloedema. (13) Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can help distinguish papilloedema from pseudopapilloedema.
Pseudopapilloedema with and without verified optic disc drusen.
Lorber, "Syndrome for diagnosis: dwarfing, persistently open fontanelle; recurrent meningitis; recurrent subdural effusions with temporaryalternate-sided hemiplegia; high-tone deafness; visual defect with pseudopapilloedema; slowing intellectual development; recurrent acute polyarthritis; erythema marginatum, splenomegaly and iron-resistant hypochromic anaemia," Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol.
At this point, it is worthwhile to remember the clinical difference between optic neuritis and papilloedema, and between papilloedema and pseudopapilloedema while going through the clinical details and arriving at a diagnosis.