Diabetic papillopathy.

PubMed ID: 7425031

Author(s): Appen RE, Chandra SR, Klein R, Myers FL. Diabetic papillopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 1980 Aug;90(2):203-9.

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 90, Issue 2, Aug 1980

A 13-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man with juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus developed transient bilateral optic disk edema with minimal impairment of optic nerve function and with minimal diabetic retinopathy. This conditions, termed diabetic papillopathy appears to be a local optic disk vasculopathy, and generally resolves without treatment. Diabetic papillopathy should not be mistaken for papilledema or for the optic disk neovascularization of diabetic retinopathy.