idiopathic intracranial hypertension, headache, vision loss, double vision, shunt, pseudotumor


We are proud to be the home of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Center of Central Texas.  Teaming with leading Neurologists and Neurosurgeons, the IIH treatment center of Central Texas provides full care for all IIH patients. 

Contact us for more information. 

headache, pseudotumor, intracranial hypertension, vision loss, double vision, high pressure, eye

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) is a neurological disorder in which the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure within the skull is too high.  It is also called Pseudotumor Cerebri or Benign Intracranial Hypertension. 

Typical symptoms include: headaches, blurred vision, loss of vision, double vision, or swooshing or pulsing in the ears.  

The diagnosis of IIH is made by first recognizing the typical symptoms of the condition.  The neurological exam is normal with the exception of the presence of swollen optic nerves.  Neuroimaging (CT, MRI) and a spinal tap are also needed to aid in the diagnosis and rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms. 

The treatment of IIH involves a multi-disciplinary approach and often includes: weight loss, oral medication, optic nerve sheath fenestration, and possible neurosurgical shunt or stent surgery. 

At the IIH Treatment Center of Central Texas, we are physicians with expertise in evaluating and treating IIH from the neurologic, ophthalmic, and neurosurgical standpoint.  We work together to ensure your treatment plan is individualized and works for you. 

Schedule a consultation