Table 3

Using 15 mg/kg/day (1000 mg/day for a 70 kg person) as an arbitrary reference demonstrates that higher doses of intravenous steroids do not appear to be more effective in stabilising and restoring vision.(p value=0.66 by χ2analysis)

Steroid dose (mg/kg) VA improved (n=16) VA same (n=19) VA worse (n=8)
Greater than 15 (n=16) 6 64
15 or less than 15 (n=27)10134