Journal article

Correlation between peripapillary atrophy and corticosteroid therapy in patients with Vogt Koyanagi-Harada disease

A Jap, CD Luu, I Yeo, S-P Chee

EYE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIMS: To determine the correlation between systemic corticosteroid therapy and the occurrence and size of peripapillary atrophy (PPA) in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. METHODS: All patients with VKH disease were retrospectively reviewed for their corticosteroid regimen. The extent of the PPA, if present, was measured using digitized imaging software, by two masked observers. Eyes with myopia greater than 6 dioptres or glaucoma were excluded. The patients were classified into three groups: early high (EH), late high (LH), and low dose (LD), according to the dose and timing of corticosteroids received during the acute phase of the disease. RESULTS: There were 40 eyes in the ..

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