Hydroxychloroquine eye damage

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    Hydroxychloroquine eye damage


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    Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d. its visual impact can be devastating. 2,3. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area. Hi I started on hydroxychloroquine just 6 weeks ago and my rheumatologist warned me about poss damage to eyes and I should have an eye test to get a base line for them to work from and then have a test every 12 months to monitor. I had my eye test last week and all good which is great considering I've not had my eyes tested for about 20years. It’s generally safe at normal doses, but higher amounts can damage the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, and result in partial or complete blindness. Hydroxychloroquine-related eye problems were once considered rare, but better detection methods now show that they occur in about 7 percent of patients.

    Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Hydroxychloroquine eye damage

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    Sep 15, 2014 Keywords hydroxychloroquine sulfate, bull’s eye maculopathy, screening tool Introduction Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is an antimalarial agent used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune, inflammatory and dermatologic conditions, with less toxic effects than chloroquine. Jan 18, 2019 One of the most significant side effects of the drug is its possibility of causing eye problems resulting in blurred or decreased vision. The most common issue is damage to the retina. It can impair your color vision or damage the retinal cells particularly in the area right around the central vision. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus & others.

     
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