Papilledema vs. Pseudopapilledema

Updated in 2022

Course Description: Differentiating true papilledema from pseudopapilledema can be challenging, but the distinction is crucial.  Properly making this important differential diagnosis can literally have life and death consequences. This course outlines the mechanisms for clinically distinguishing between the two entities.  It covers papilledema and its systemic associations in detail, as well as optic nerve drusen, which is the number one cause of pseudopapilledema.

Bradley Sutton, O.D., F.A.A.O., Indiana University School of Optometry: Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Clinical Professor

This course qualifies for 1 hour of IOB and Legend Drug Certificate credit.

Course Fee
IOA Members:  $ 25.00
Non-Members:  $ 30.00

Course Instructions/Course Access/Test Access 
1.  Accessing Course:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COURSE.   You must pay the course fee (see the link below) and receive a score of at least seventy percent (70%) on a 10 question test to receive credit for taking this course. This on-line course is in PDF format.

2.  Payment/Taking Test for Credit:  You must pay for the course in order to take the test.  No refunds will be made for online courses. Certificates of Completion for those who pass the examination will be available to download through this website.


3.  Retests:  You may retake the test if you failed to receive 70% on the test and wish to to be tested again.  There is no charge for retests.

If you have problems accessing the course, paying for the course, or accessing the test, please contact or 317-237-3560.