Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Primary Care 10-minute consultation

Headache

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7487.346 (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:346

Rapid Response:

Idiopathic (benign ) intracranial hypertension

To say that idiopathic intracranial hypertension is benign or a non serious condition is far from the truth. It is a blinding disease when long standing papilloedema may be followed by optic atrophy.

Competing interests: None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 February 2005
cecil c. ewing
retired ophthalmologist
canada s7n 0v6