Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 14(1); 2000 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 2000;14(1):49-52.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.2000.14.1.49    Published online June 30, 2000.
Optic neuritis after bee sting.
M Y Choi, S H Cho
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
Abstract
The purpose of this report is to document an unusual case of fully recovered vision after optic neuritis caused by bee sting. A 46-year-old man presented with sudden visual loss after being stung by a bee on the left conjunctiva. He developed optic disc swelling and there was a delay in the P100 wave of the pattern visual evoked potential (VEP). The patient received acute treatment, with intravenous methylprednisolone followed by oral prednisolone. Two days later, visual acuity in the left eye was recovered to 20/20 and P100 latency in pattern VEP was also normalized. Furthermore, visual field and color vision tests revealed no remaining abnormalities. This case suggests that early corticosteroid treatment is effective in optic neuritis caused by bee sting.
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