Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133794
Title: Visual recovery following treatment with very high dose corticosteroid in traumatic optic neuropathy
Authors: Chan, T.K. 
Wong, J.S.
Ram, R.S.
Amrith, S.
Keywords: corticosteroid therapy
methylprednisolone
surgical decompression
traumatic optic neuropathy
visual prognosis
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Citation: Chan, T.K., Wong, J.S., Ram, R.S., Amrith, S. (1996-04). Visual recovery following treatment with very high dose corticosteroid in traumatic optic neuropathy. Singapore Medical Journal 37 (2) : 216-217. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Optic nerve compression is a true ophthalmic emergency. In addition to causes such as tumours, infection, mucoceles and granulomas, the majority of cases are the result of orbitofacial or closed-head trauma. The appropriate management of such cases is controversial; with some authors favouring surgical decompression while others advocate medical treatment using very high-dose corticosteroids, or a combination of both. We report a case of traumatic optic neuropathy in which there was marked improvement in visual acuity following the administration of methylprednisolone.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133794
ISSN: 00375675
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