Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-

Comments on: Coexistence of optic disc drusen and idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a nonobese female


Anubhav Chauhan, Shashi Datt Sharma 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Hamirpur, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Anubhav Chauhan
Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Hamirpur, Hamirpur - 177 001, Himachal Pradesh
India




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Chauhan A, Sharma SD. Comments on: Coexistence of optic disc drusen and idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a nonobese female.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2016;4:161-161


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Sir,

We read with great interest the article by Venkataramana et al. titled “Coexistence of optic disc drusen and idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a nonobese female.”[1] We applaud the efforts of the authors in describing and managing the disease process. However, we would like to add the following.

Pulsatile tinnitus, transient visual blackouts, nausea [2] and optic neuritis [3] are also known features encountered in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). IIH may be attributed to parenchymal edema, increased cerebral blood volume, excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) production, compromised CSF resorption, and venous outflow obstruction.[2]

Loss of visual function in up to 25% of cases and progression to blindness if untreated means that it should not be considered “benign” as far as visual function is concerned.[4]

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References

1Venkataramana PA, Patil PB, Koti SV, Shetty V. Coexistence of optic disc drusen and idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a non-obese female. J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2015;3:150-2.
2Ghali AA, Seidy EE, Hussein TR, Mostfa M. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnant women. Egypt J Neurol Psychiat Neurosurg 2009;46:141-50.
3Worrell J, Lane S. Impact of pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension) in pregnancy: A case report. AANA J 2007;75:199-204.
4Fraser C, Plant GT. The syndrome of pseudotumour cerebri and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Curr Opin Neurol 2011;24:12-7.