Remicade and Uveitis

Question

My son has had problems with arthritis and uveitis for years. Now he has started on Remicade in hopes this will help his uveitis problem. They are trying to stop the inflamation in his eyes. He is now receiving steroid shots directly into the eyes. His doctor is trying to see of Remicade treatments will help with the eye inflamation. Have you seen any results with this treatment and eyes.

Answer

There are multiple case reports of TNF inhibitors such as Remicade, Enbrel of Humira being used successfully in uveitis.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University