Control of visual symptoms in two men with birdshot retinochoroidopathy using low-dose oral corticosteroid therapy

John G. Ladas, Anthony C. Arnold, Gary N. Holland

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe two men with birdshot retinochoroidopathy whose severe subjective visual symptoms were controlled by long-term use of low- dose oral corticosteroid therapy. METHOD: Chart review. RESULTS: Vision improved subjectively in both men after initial treatment with oral prednisone (1 mg/kg/day) and remained stable while taking 5 mg daily or less of prednisone for periods of 54 and 81 months. CONCLUSION: Some patients with birdshot retinochoroidopathy do well with no long-term therapy or only low- dose oral corticosteroids as long-term therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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