Recent Advances in the Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

  • Virender SachdevaEmail author
  • Gurcharan Singh
  • Gautam Yadav
Part of the Current Practices in Ophthalmology book series (CUPROP)


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a complex disorder and is still an enigma for most neuro-ophthalmologists. This chapter aims to try to demystify this disease to the extent possible by discussing the latest literature with regard to the epidemiology of the disease, relevant terminology, and diagnostic criteria. It also explains the clinical findings and investigations including neuroimaging and the classical signs and their relevance in diagnosing IIH. Management of the disease in also discussed in detail including medical and surgical options and newer advances such as bariatric surgery. Treatment of IIH in special situations such as IIH in pregnancy and pediatric IIH is explained. The chapter also covers latest developments in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease and current research on the subject.


Papilledema Idiopathic intracranial hypertension MRI Acetazolamide Optic nerve sheath fenestration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virender Sachdeva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gurcharan Singh
    • 2
  • Gautam Yadav
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric Ophthalmology and Neuro-ophthalmology, Nimmagadda Prasad Children’s Eye Care CentreL V Prasad Eye Institute, GMR Varalakshmi CampusVishakhapatnamIndia
  2. 2.L V Prasad Eye Institute, GMR Varalakshmi CampusVishakhapatnamIndia

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