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Hormonal contraceptives and IIH

This multicentre retrospective population based case control study investigated whether there was a higher incidence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in those patients taking oral contraceptive pills (OCP) and other hormonal contraceptives. Fifty-three women were diagnosed with IIH between Jan...

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)

IIH is a medical condition where the intracranial pressure (ICP) is raised without an obvious cause. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced in by the choroid plexus in the lateral ventricles and the roof of the third and fourth ventricles,...

Prediction of visual outcome in IIH

In this prospective study, visual outcome of 40 patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) was compared with clinical and neuro-ophthalmic parameters. The purpose of this was to determine any correlation to try and predict visual outcome for IIH patients. Parameters...

Do operative interventions for IIH improve visual function?

The authors of this paper reviewed patient case notes to determine visual outcome following shunt surgery for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). A retrospective case notes review was conducted for 50 patients who underwent shunt surgery for IIH. Outcome measures included...

Resolution of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH): case series

The authors report the findings from 14 patients following treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). All 14 patients experienced an immediate and sustained resolution of the IIH in the setting of prolonged cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage at a rate greater...

Retrospective review of visual outcomes in Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a clinical syndrome characterised by headache and papilloedema that can lead to significant visual morbidity. IIH is diagnosed by the modified Dandy criteria, which include normal neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition, high CSF opening...

Optic disc haemorrhages as a risk factor for poor outcomes in IIH

This is a report of a review of optic disc photographs, of the type and frequency of the optic disc haemorrhages (ODH), papilloedema grades and other fundoscopic abnormalities at baseline. In the study eyes of 133 patients enrolled in the...

Using lumbar puncture as a diagnostic tool of IIH when the presentation is typical

The authors present the findings of a retrospective observational chart review across three neuro-ophthalmology clinics. Databases at each clinic were searched using inclusion criteria based on established diagnostic criteria for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Cases with missing data, atypical findings...

Should we be looking for anemia in the presence of papilloedema?

The authors present a retrospective case notes review of patients diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) presenting to a tertiary neuro-ophthalmology clinic over a 32-month period. The IIH group were age and sex matched with other patients attending the clinic...

The expanding spectrum of idiopathic intracranial hypertension

This is a review article from a tertiary centre in Atlanta, US. With rising obesity rates and increasing access for MRI scans there has been a large increase in patients requiring an urgent papilloedema check with incidental findings on MRI...

An update on idiopathic intracranial hypertension

The incidence of Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is increasing, likely in line with the worldwide epidemic of obesity. To date, there have been revisions in the terminology used and diagnostic criteria for IIH; these recognise the need to exclude secondary...

Narrative review of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children / adolescents

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) affects both children and adults. Whilst the majority of IIH is mainly seen amongst adults, it also affects children. There are currently no clinical trials in IIH for those who are adolescents or children. The aims...