Occult giant cell arteritis and steroid therapy: how urgent is urgent?

Abstract

We report two cases of sudden loss of vision in the second eye, within a few hours of loss of vision in the first, in association with occult giant cell arteritis. Both cases presented with bilateral disc edema. The importance of starting steroid therapy to prevent sight- or life-threatening complications, as soon as a diagnosis is suspected is emphasized.

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@article{Mitra2006OccultGC, title={Occult giant cell arteritis and steroid therapy: how urgent is urgent?}, author={Arijit Mitra and Randhir Chavan and Manish Gunda}, journal={Annals of ophthalmology}, year={2006}, volume={38 4}, pages={343-5} }