Macular degeneration from plaquenil

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    Macular degeneration from plaquenil


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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. Initially, central visual. Thus, ophthalmoscopy alone is not sufficient to screen for HCQ toxicity. 7,8 That being said, a detailed anterior and posterior segment examination to assess for corneal verticillata as well as concurrent macular disease i.e. age-related macular degeneration, remains important in monitoring these patients long term. The investigators think that there is a connection between the use of plaquenil and the prevention of Age related macular degeneration AMD. The investigators believe that the use of plaquenil makes bruch's membrane thicker, thereby preventing Chroidal Neovascularization CNV growth.

    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. : September 14, 2016 Chief complaint: Whirling and flashing lights A 57-year-old female presented to the Ophthalmology clinic at UIHC complaining bilateral central photopsias for the past two years.

    Macular degeneration from plaquenil

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  4. Because the patient has previous macular pathology, should we make a recommendation to stop the Plaquenil? It’s an important question to address, because pre-existing macular pathology is a risk factor for the development of retinal toxicity according to the new screening recommendations.

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    The other day when I was at the opthamologist, for my visual field test for plaquenil, the assistant said I needed to be dilated because "having macular degeneration means thatyou need to be dialted every 6 months" I replied, no. I don't need to be dilated because I don't have macular degeneration. Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus SLE and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil. With all of the physical and emotional complications that lupus can cause, it’s easy to overlook symptoms that seem minor at first. But take this advice Don’t ignore changes in vision.

     
  5. zymmaster New Member

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side effects, Images, Uses. Plaquenil Use in Autoimmune Diseases PLAQUENIL®
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Success, Reviews and Side Effects Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term -
     
  7. kvant Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work Hydroxychloroquine is taken in tablet form, with or after food. Your doctor will advise you about the correct dose. Usually you will start on a full dose of 200–400 mg daily, and later your doctor may reduce this. When your condition is very well controlled you may be advised to take hydroxychloroquine only 2–3 times per week.

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