This is Dr. David
yes, papillodema can be detected by an opthalmascope.
it is best to dilate the pupils for an optimal retinal examination.
it sounds like you have been having headaches.
it sounds like you had sinus symptoms as well.
are your your headaches better?
GP says its sinus related and checked my eyes for papiloedema which he said was normal
headaches are improving, not completely resolved
did your GP put you on antibiotics for a sinus infection?
no, I've completed a course of augmentin already which didn't really help. He suspects its viral
have you tried to use some allergy medications like antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays?
no I haven't, I have purchased a nasal spray today
I see. I hope that helps.
GP said some sinus congestion can last weeks, is that true? And that if i had any ICP he'd see optic nerve swelling which I dint have
yes, it can last a while.
but I would try allergy medications like allegra or claritin or zyrtec and see if these help.
yes, if you had any increase of intracranial pressure, they would have seen that with the opthalmascope.
you don't have to worry about that.
I hope you feel better soon.
let me know if you have questions.
don't use afrin type nasal sprays for more than 2-3 days.
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thank you dr david