1. papilledema

noun. swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure.


  • edema
  • dropsy
  • hydrops

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Sentences with papilledema

1. Noun, singular or mass
Increased pressure around the brain causes papilledema, inducing swelling of the optic nerve head that can be seen during an eye examination.