Retinal Venous Pulsation

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Retinal Venous Pulsation

Post  Abbas on Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:14 pm

I have been always been marveled by the so called "venous pulsations" at the optic disc. Their loss is said to be the earliest sign of raised intracranial pressure. It may be my in-expertise but it appears that these pulsations are more of our imagination when we say that we have seen them with common opthalmoscope. They are better seen with pan-optic opthalmoscope or a special 90 diaptor opthalmoscope. Here is, however, a video which shows these pulsation. Although the pulsations seen here are of an exaggerated nature, it would give you the feel of how they look like.