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    Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Background: The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools.

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    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. I think I was on plaquenil for a few months before starting my eye exams. I've been taking plaquenil for over 15 years now without any problems. Yes, my RD told me to get a baseline exam within a month or two of starting Plaquenil and every 6 months thereafter. Yes, my RD required an exam before I started Plaquenil. Baseline Examination All patients should have a baseline ophthalmologic examination within the first year of initiating HCQ or CQ therapy with thorough risk factor assessment and fundus examination of the macula to rule out underlying disease. Baseline visual field and SD OCT are recommended if abnormalities are present e.g. macular lesions.

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

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  4. When should you see an ophthalmologist when taking Plaquenil? If you take Plaquenil, here is when to see an ophthalmologist Before Plaquenil treatment begins. You will have a “baselineeye exam. This measures the health of your eyes and looks for retinal or macular disease. Once a year while taking Plaquenil.

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    Plaquenil is a pretty widely used drug so I figure she should have an opinion on it. I would feel more comfortable having the baseline exam done first BUT I am pretty eager to get started on it ASAP as my eye is starting to bug me due to the morphea that is slowly spreading. The recommendation is to have a baseline eye exam with dilation and a visual field test before or soon after starting the drug. A repeat of that exam should occur every year IF there is no evidence of toxicity. Baseline Exam. A comprehensive ophthalmology exam should be performed within 1 year of starting hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine. Visual fields and SD-OCT are not necessary for baseline measurements unless there is pre-existing retinal pathology that needs to be documented. Annual Screening Exams

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Taking Hydroxychloroquine for RA or Lupus Can Reduce Heart. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.
     
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    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. New Plaquenil Guidelines Despite Plaquenil dosing recommendations, retinal toxicity. Plaquenil Toxicity Screening - Retina Group of New York
     
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  8. Mechanism of action of hydroxychloroquine as an antirheumatic. Mechanism of action of hydroxychloroquine as an antirheumatic drug. Fox RI1. Author information 1Department of Rheumatology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA 92037. The antimalarial agents chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been used widely for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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