What eye exam is needed for plaquenil

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  1. nix89 New Member

    What eye exam is needed for plaquenil


    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg bid (6.5mg/kg) for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation.

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    At first, they wanted to know why I would bring them there for an eye exam and when I mentioned Plaquenil, they said they'd take her in and they will see her Friday afternoon! She's done 3 of my surgeries so I feel like I know how thorough she is. Has anyone had the special eye exam you have to get when you're on plaquenil? What do I need to expect? My doctor is sending me to a particular place because they have some special machine, so I was wondering how this differs from a usual eye exam. Also, do they dilate the eyes? Mar 17, 2019 When treating lupus or arthritis, hydroxychloroquine is usually given daily for several weeks or months. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 months of treatment. While using hydroxychloroquine, you may need frequent blood tests and vision exams.

    Review of systems: Blurred vision, halos, dry eye, dry mouth, gastroesophageal reflux, joint pain Pupils: Reactive to light in each eye from 5 mm in the dark to 2 mm in the light. Extraocular movements: Full, both eyes (OU) Confrontation visual fields: Full OU Intra-ocular pressure The optic nerves appeared healthy with a 0.3 cup-to-disc ratio. Past Ocular History: None Medical History: Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, supraventricular tachycardia, anxiety, depression, peptic ulcer disease Medications: prednisone, methotrexate, amitriptyline, ranitidine, estradiol, tizanidine, diltiazem, Restasis Allergies: codeine, droperidol Family History: heart disease, arthritis, cancer Social History: occasional alcohol but no tobacco or intravenous drug use.

    What eye exam is needed for plaquenil

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  6. Most rheumatologists recommend patients undergo a baseline eye examination prior to starting Plaquenil and be re-examined in the future depending on their risk for developing the condition. Risk factors include advanced age and having pre-existing retinal disease.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis, prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long- term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. 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. Macular OCT is one of the three ways that you can meet the. standards for current Plaquenil care. Most optometrists have easy. access to OCT imaging, and may even have autofluorescence cameras.

     
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    The most important risk factor for hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is the daily dose of the drug. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Dosing Calculator - MDCalc Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses Daily Plaquenil Dosage - Crunching Numbers —
     
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    Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, excluding the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, for it started to develop widespread resistance to it. Double Duty Repurposing Drugs for Novel Cancer Treatment. Chloroquine in Cancer Therapy A Double-Edged Sword of Autophagy. Clinical Trials Using Hydroxychloroquine - National Cancer.
     
  9. martusya New Member

    Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cell–Based Treatments in. Retina 2019 – Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cell–Based Treatments in Development for Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration AMD is a leading cause of blindness and its prevalence increases with age. 1 There are two forms of AMD dry nonexudative and wet exudative.

    Retinal Physician - Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An Update.