Plaquenil screening eye exam

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    Plaquenil screening eye exam


    Pattern of Retinopathy: Although the locus of toxic damage is parafoveal in many eyes, Asian patients often show an extramacular pattern of damage. Dose: We recommend a maximum daily HCQ use of 5.0 mg/kg real weight, which correlates better with risk than ideal weight.

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    Feb 20, 2018 At a screening for retinal toxicity due to Plaquenil intake, the ophthalmologist will do a complete eye exam including dilation of the pupils to look at the inner layers of the eye. Generally, the plaquenil eye exam is something everyone here has done. These are the patients where you need to knock out that extra 10-2 in your exam.except that may not be true anymore. What is plaquenil used for? HCQ is used for RA, Lupus and for SS among other conditions. RA is the most common of these at ~1% of the population. Apr 17, 2017 The goal for Plaquenil Screening to detect toxicity early and stop the medication as soon as possible if present. Functional test that focus on central field sensitivity may pick up early toxicity. Early structural changes may be difficult to detect and high resolution optical coherence tomography OCT and fundus autofluorescence are very useful in detecting subtle changes.

    Risk of Toxicity: The risk of toxicity is dependent on daily dose and duration of use. There are no similar demographic data for CQ, but dose comparisons in older literature suggest using 2.3 mg/kg real weight.

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  6. Aug 29, 2014 As a precaution, patients treated with Plaquenil are advised to get a baseline eye exam prior to starting the drug and then annually thereafter. This information provided by Neil I. Stahl, MD & Tongalp H. Tezel, MD was first printed in the The Moisture Seeker, SSF's patient newsletter for members.

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    Plaquenil is used to treat many rheumatologic diseases, but it may causes retinal toxicity. Protect your eyes with an annual screening for toxicity from Mountain States Eye Center. Schedule an appointment today. Hydroxychloroquine, on the other hand, is much less toxic to the retina and there have been fewer reported eye problems. In general, a baseline ophthalmic examination should be performed upon initiation of therapy. In addition, a central visual field test and color photographs of the retina are usually taken at that time. OCT imaging This test makes a detailed, three-dimensional image of your eye. Your ophthalmologist can use this image to look for early retinal damage. Multifocal ERG This test looks at cells in the retina called rods and cones. The test measures how well these cells respond to light. It can find retinal damage from Plaquenil.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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