Methotrexate Treat-and-Extend Tested for Vitreoretinopathy

Source: Medscape

A treat-and-extend regimen of methotrexate can be used to successfully treat proliferative vitreoretinopathy, according to a series of 50 eyes in which 96% of retinas were successfully reattached, Medscape reported.

“I’m really a believer in it, based on my own personal experience,” said Scott Walter, MD, from Retina Consultants in Hartford, Connecticut.

Proliferative vitreoretinopathy occurs when scars form after a retinal detachment repair or a traumatic injury. When the scar tissue contracts, it pulls on the retina and causes it to detach.

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