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Are There Other Options to Treat Uveitis Besides Steroids?

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On May 19, 2011 @ 5:42 am In Uveitis | Comments Disabled

Uveitis specialists are chagrined that we rely too much on steroids to control uveitis. Steroids, as we know, have many side effects, and of course, are great in controlling uveitis. But it’s better to use steroids in the short term, and if one sees chronicity or recurrences, we really have to stop relying on what we know best- steroids- and think about referring these patients for anti-metabolites, like methotrexate, remicade etc.  These drugs are very effective, and in fact, after a couple of years, these patients can often be taken off these anti-metabolites and be “cured” with no more recurrences.


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