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Table 2 Results of treatment with oral versus i.v. high-dose methylprednisolone, expressed as median values (range)

From: Visual outcome is similar in optic neuritis patients treated with oral and i.v. high-dose methylprednisolone: a retrospective study on 56 patients

  Before treatment After treatment
Oral (N = 28) i.v. (N = 28) p-value Oral (N = 28) i.v. (N = 28) p-value
Visual acuity, logMAR (units) 0.30 (0 to 2) 0.35 (0 to 2) 0.98 0.05 (0 to 0.60) 0.05 (0 to 1.22) 0.54
Color vision (percentage correct plates) 22.22 (0 to 100) 6.67 (0 to 100) 0.049 76.67 (0 to 100) 93.33 (13.33 to 100) 0.18
Visual field, MD (decibels) −18.47 (−33.48 to −1.59) −12.80 (−27.71 to −3.06) 0.58 −2.56 (−31.75 to −0.26) −1.80 (− 11.4 to 0.48) 0.39
Number of highly significantly depressed test points in visual field 31 (0 to 52) 34 (2 to 52) 0.88 0 (0 to 52) 0 (0 to 45) 0.46