Table 2

Review of five large series of visual outcome in GCA treated with either oral or intravenous corticosteroid therapy

ReferenceYearTotal number of patients with GCANumber of patients with visual lossNumber of patients (%) with visual stabilisationNumber of patients (%) with visual recoveryNumber of patients (%) with progression of visual loss
Chan et al142001737343 (59)21 (29)9 (12)
Liozon et al720001472317 (74)5 (22)1 (4)
Gonzalez-Gay et al1519982393422 (65)8 (23)4 (12)
Liu et al21993454120 (49)14 (34)7 (17)
Aiello et al319922453424 (70)5 (15)5 (15)