Optic Neuritis

Despite the fact that it would seem logical to treat acute optic neuritis with high dose steroids in the same way as exacerbations of multiple sclerosis, trial data in this area has shown little success.

A meta-analysis has shown no overall benefit from corticosteroids in improving visual acuity, contrast sensitivity or visual field deficit. [21]

Learning bite

In patients with optic neuritis, there is no conclusive evidence of benefit with corticosteroids in terms of return to normal visual acuity, visual field or contrast sensitivity.