Purpose: To present a case of severe drop in vision in both eyes caused by diabetic papillopathy that was treated with an intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide.
Design: Interventional case report.
Methods: A diabetic patient with bilateral diabetic papillopathy and drop in vision received sequential intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injections to both eyes.
Results: Within 2 weeks of intravitreal injection, vision improved from counting fingers at 1 m to 20/50 OS, and from counting fingers at 4 m to 20/40 OD. This improvement was accompanied by resolution of disk swelling and macular edema. Vision remained stable in both eyes at 20/40 for 8 months of follow-up. No elevation of intraocular pressure beyond 21 mm Hg was noted at any time.
Conclusion: Diabetic papillopathy with severe drop in vision can be treated with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection.