Hi everyone. I'm posting on behalf of my 75 year old father who was diagnosed 10 years ago with RA. Since that time, he has been treated intermittently with prednisolone and sulphasalazine but he has never had the disease fully under control. He prefers minimal amounts of treatment. The dry eyes of the secondary Sjogrens has been treated by blocking the tear ducts but he has repeated bouts of iritis and scleritis which need in-patient treatment and have claimed most of his sight.
A recent review by his often inconsistent rheumatologist has changed his dx to sero positive Palindromic Rheumautism (despite joint erosions) and she recommends either Methotrexate or Rituximab as the best treatments for his eye problems. My father doesn't accept this argument for such toxic treatment without supporting evidence - has anyone else been told this or, better still, been treated successfully for the same symptoms?
Thanks for reading. Clare