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Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 343–345 | Cite as

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

  • Arijit Mitra
  • Randhir Chavan
  • Manish Gunda
Case Report

Abstract

We report two cases of sudden loss of vision in the second eye, within 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.

Keywords

Giant Cell Arteritis Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Temporal Artery Biopsy Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Giant Cell Arteritis Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye InfirmaryWolverhamptonUK

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