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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    Newer guidelines state that daily dose 5mg/kg of real weight/day can lead to toxicity. Retinal toxicity is irreversible and can progress after cessation of hydroxychloroquine, thus early screening is important to limit potential vision loss. Baseline screening and annual screening after five years is recommended. If you take Plaquenil for your inflammatory disease, your ophthalmologist will check for damage to the retina in the back of the eye while you take the drug. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has published several dosing and screening recommendations for hydroxychloroquine to avoid potential retinal toxicity, yet some patients still experience permanent vision loss resulting from hydroxychloroquine retinopathy due to improper dosing of the drug and improper screening.

    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

    Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine., How Do Ophthalmologists Look for Plaquenil Damage? - American Academy.

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  7. Apr 20, 2011 In 2002, the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO established ocular examination guidelines for screening patients on Plaquenil therapy. Testing included a comprehensive eye exam that consisted of an assessment of the posterior segment with careful evaluation of associated macular changes or signs of retinal disease. 4 Baseline fundus photography was considered as an optional test.

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    Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy 2016 Revision. Marmor MF1, Kellner U2, Lai TY3, Melles RB4, Mieler WF5; American Academy of Ophthalmology. Author information 1Department of Ophthalmology and Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California. Macular toxicity is related to the total cumulative dose rather than the daily dose. Regular eye screening, even in the absence of visual symptoms, is recommended to begin when either of these risk factors occurs. Toxicity from hydroxychloroquine may be seen in two distinct areas of the eye Jun 13, 2019 If you take Plaquenil for your inflammatory disease, your ophthalmologist will check for damage to the retina in the back of the eye while you take the drug.

     
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  10. Ask the Expert Plaquenil and Sjögren’s May 23, 2016 In summary, if you have Sjögren’s, hydroxychloroquine may be an option to help your symptoms. Because there are other more effective therapies available to treat dry eyes and dry mouth, it is typically prescribed to help musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. Be patient, as the drug may take up to 6 months to see a beneficial effect.

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  11. ddlokijh Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine myRAteam Plaquenil is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in 1955. Plaquenil is prescribed to treat inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other inflammatory conditions. Plaquenil is also known by its drug name, Hydroxychloroquine.

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