Eye screening for plaquenil

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    Eye screening for plaquenil


    Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. 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.

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    Ocular Surgery News The American Academy of Ophthalmology has published several dosing and screening recommendations for hydroxychloroquine Current testing for Plaquenil toxicity may include Visual field testing to evaluate for missing spots near the center of the vision. Color photographs of the macula. Fluorescein angiography FA. Optical coherence tomography OCT. Fundus autofluorescence. Multifocal electroretinograms mf. Most rheumatologists recommend patients undergo a baseline eye examination prior to starting Plaquenil and be re-examined in the future depending on their risk for developing the condition. Risk factors include advanced age and having pre-existing retinal disease.

    Initially, central visual acuity may be unaffected, but the patient may notice related paracentral scotomas that often interfere with reading. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy (ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area).

    Eye screening for plaquenil

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  3. Good question. Back on nov 5 i think it was i felt there was a really good discussion about hydroxychlorouine & eye tests here. One of us posted detailed info about her experience & the different types of eye test anyone on plaquenil etc would probably be best to have, and the frequency.

    • Plaquenil/Hydroxychloroquine - which eye tests do. - LUPUS UK.
    • Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision.
    • How Do Ophthalmologists Look for Plaquenil Damage? - American..

    Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil 200mg bid 6.5mg/kg for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation. Today it is recommended that every single person on Plaquenil get a visual field 10-2 test, plus one of the three other highly sensitive screening tests the FAF fundus autofluorescence imaging, the SD-OCT spectral domain optical coherence, or the multifocal electroretinogram mfERG,” Thomas says.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. What is Plaquenil? - GoodRx Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.
     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Sjogren's syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic How to pronounce Plaquenil Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.
     
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    Do you need to stop Methotrexate before an Operation? Jul 15, 2013 The orthopaedic surgeon has expressed a real concern about the use of Methotrexate MTX in the peri-operative period, resulting in the patient being very anxious to stop the medication. This prompted a review of the literature to understand if there is any basis for this concern.

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