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From this forum, I see they look for Papilledema and optic nerve swelling. I am wondering what are other signs a really good Ophthalmologist or Optometrist looks for, if the patient complains of PTC symptoms. I have headaches and other symptoms and fluid above my brain (on MRI). I would like to read about other signs so I am prepared.
Also, is anything simple I can do to make the signs more apparent? It sounds crazy to purposely make my symptoms worse, but it would be nice to get diagnosed. I have an appointment coming up with an Ophth who is supposed to be a good listener. Some foods and supplements make my head feel under worse pressure, but would they affect visible signs? Or if I exercised before?
Tired of them saying everything looks fine and giving a blank stare. My current symptoms seem the same as when I had my previous eye exams, so I’m doubting I’ll have the 2 major signs. I hope I can get high res fundus images, if nothing else.
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