papilledema

noun
pap·il·le·de·ma
variants: or chiefly British papilloedema \ˌpap-əl-ə-ˈdē-mə \

Medical Definition of papilledema 

: swelling and protrusion of the blind spot of the eye caused by edema

called also choked disk

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