Treatment of traumatic optic neuropathy with corticosteroids

T. C. Spoor, W. C. Hartel, D. B. Lensink, M. J. Wilkinson

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We treated 21 patients (22 eyes) with traumatic optic neuropathy by using intravenous megadose methylprednisolone (13 patients) or high-dose dexamethasone (eight patients). Of 13 patients treated with megadose methylprednisolone, 12 had improved visual function, as did seven of nine eyes treated with intravenous dexamethasone. This difference was not significant (P = .3). Initial total blindness, mechanism of injury, or time from injury to treatment did not correlate with visual improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-669
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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