Visual Recovery in Two Patients after Intravenous Methylprednisolone Treatment of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Secondary to Giant-cell Arteries

Dennis C. Matzkin, Thomas L. Slamovits, Ronald Sachs, Ronald M. Burde

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Abstract

Two patients with central retinal artery occlusions secondary to biopsy-proven giantcell arteritis lost visual acuity to no light perception but recovered to baseline acuity after treatment with intravenous methylprednisolone at a dose of 15 to 30 mg/kg/day. The potential advantages and theoretical basis of early and aggressive treatment with large-dose intravenous corticosteroids in arteritic central retinal artery occlusion are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmology
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Ophthalmology

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