Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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  1. SWAT New Member

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil


    Hi Jennie, I just get an annual check and advise the optician that i'm on plaquenil and other meds and ask them check that there is no deterioration to my retinas when doing my eye test. I have had a dye put in on two occassions and to date other than light sensitivity due to other conditions i have had no deterioration or increase in my prescription in 14 years.

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    If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. I have only been taking plaquenil for 18 mths and recently found out that i have macula degeneration, my last eye exam was only 6 mths ago and there was no sign of anything then. i strongly advise 6 monthly eye exams and if there is the slightest blurring of vision get it checked out. Remember, any patient who is at a high risk for Plaquenil toxicity should be examined on an annual basis following the baseline exam. The goal of monitoring/screening is to identify early macular damage prior to irreversible vision loss or even before visible signs of bull’s eye maculopathy.

    I wear varifocals and have done for years but my night vision is appalling, very blurred with or without my glasses. I have heard of one other person whose eyes were effected by the Plaquenil, and they had to come off it and the eyes did improve. To my knowledge the chances of anything occuring are remote and I have not encountered anyone who has had a problem due to plaquenil. I have got an opthalmologist appointment at the hospital on the 14th of this month because in the last 6 months I have noticed problems with my eyes, whether it is the plaquenil or not is yet to be discovered.

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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  5. Since the side effect of vision loss is possible but rare, it is important for you to tell your doctor about any vision changes that you experience. Doctors generally recommend regular eye exams while on Plaquenil, so that early changes can be caught. Once abnormalities are discovered, toxicity has already occurred.

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    SIDE is rare. It is recommended that you have an eye exam EFFECTS HOW TO TAKE IT Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200mg or 400mg per day 5 mg per kg of actual body weight. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is also recommended to be Plaquenil/Hydroxychloroquine - which eye tests do you need and when. I knew I needed regular eye exams while taking hydroxychloroquine, but was surprised to find out that there were some special tests that needed to be done related to drug side effects. to check how frequently you should get your eyes tested when taking plaquenil. I. Your ophthalmologist may use these tests to look for retina damage from Plaquenil Visual field test During this test you sit down and look into a bowl-like machine. OCT imaging This test makes a detailed, three-dimensional image of your eye. Multifocal ERG This test looks at cells in the.

     
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  8. KTIF New Member

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