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Bilateral optic disc drusen mimicking papilloedema
  1. Eleftherios I Agorogiannis,
  2. Jonathan M Durnian
  1. St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eleftherios I Agorogiannis, St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK; eleftherios.agorogiannis{at}gmail.com

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A young adult male was referred by his optometrist for suspected papilloedema. He complained of a 4-week history of intermittent headache and a 2-day history of blurred vision in his right eye. There were no postural variation in symptom intensity, pulsatile tinnitus or additional neurological symptoms. A recent CT scan of the head (arranged by his general practitioner) had shown no intracranial space-occupying lesions. On examination, Snellen visual acuities were 20/30 on the right and 20/20 on the left. There was no relative afferent pupillary defect, and examinations of colour vision, cranial nerve and anterior ocular segments were normal. Funduscopy showed bilateral optic nerve head …

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