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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

What is IIH?

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.

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

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The diagnosis of IIH is made by first recognizing the typical symptoms of the condition. The neurological exam is normal with the exception 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.

How is IIH treated?

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

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Why the IIH Treatment
Center of Central Texas?

At Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery, we are also the IIH Treatment Center of Central Texas. 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. We are accessible, comprehensive, and personable. We know our patients as people, not numbers. Your visits are unhurried and we are available at any time for questions or concerns. And lastly, there is no interference from insurance companies on how we can evaluate and treat. It is what you need, when you need it – it is concierge care, at an affordable price.

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