Intravenous immunoglobulin in recurrent-relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy.

@article{StiebelKalish2010IntravenousII,
  title={Intravenous immunoglobulin in recurrent-relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy.},
  author={Hadas Stiebel-Kalish and Naama Hammel and Judith van Everdingen and Ruth Huna-Baron and Andrew Go Lee},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={71-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Recurrent-relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy, including chronic relapsing inflammatory and autoimmune optic neuropathies, is rare, but can cause severe visual loss. Long-term steroids may preserve vision, yet side effects are frequent. We describe our experience with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg). DESIGN A semi-prospective case series from 4 medical centres. PARTICIPANTS Patients with steroid responsive recurrent-relapsing optic neuropathy. METHODS Semiprospective case… CONTINUE READING