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November 1999

Visual Outcome in a Prospective Study of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(11):1571-1572. doi:

Visual loss is a serious complication of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.1 The potential for substantial visual loss is always present, even years after diagnosis of the disorder, and visual morbidity occurs even in well-managed series.2 The purpose of our study was to follow visual function prospectively to determine the prognosis for visual outcome in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Patients with a poor visual outcome were assessed to identify any risk factors that might predict poor visual outcome. Various methods of treatment were employed and the response was assessed to determine the effect of the different treatment regimens.

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