Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is characterized by high pressure in the skull due to build up of cerebrospinal fluid that occurs due to an unknown reason. The increase in fluid puts pressure on the brain causing a wide range of symptoms such as double vision, blind spots, dizziness, nausea, headaches, tinnitus and vision loss.

In a study of 68 patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, forty-five patients (63.2%) met the diagnostic criteria for migraine.1