... eye)? A friend of mine has spots(floaters and strobe symptoms and was told she has pars planitis) She is 50 yrs old. Don't know what caused it, but are recommending methotrexate as a treatment.
Pars planitis, also known as intermediate uveitis, is an inflammation of the eye. Pars planitis is often treated with steroid eye drops. Other medicines, including steroids taken by mouth, or other immune supressants such as oral or injectable methotrexate, may be prescribed.
Has she tried any other drops / medicines first?
Methotrexate may be chosen to treat significant eye inflammation, so the long-term side effects of steroids can be avoided.
- Methotrexate Information for Consumers
- Methotrexate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methotrexate (detailed)
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