Plaquenil bull's eye retinopathy

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    Plaquenil bull's eye retinopathy


    Nevertheless, retinopathy begins to appear with long-term use, and retinopathy is serious insofar as there is no known treatment. It can progress for a year or more after stopping the drug and, if not recognized early (at the point of screening), it can lead to functional blindness.

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    Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can cause toxic retinopathy due to their binding of melanin in the retinal pigmented epithelium RPE as well as direct toxicity to retinal ganglion cells. Early findings include mottling of the RPE and blunted foveal reflex. As the retinopathy progresses, a bull's-eye maculopathy develops, as seen in these photos. During your yearly eye examination your eye doctor is looking for changes called "Bulls Eye Maculopathy". These are pigmentary changes typically in a target or ring pattern occurring right at the central vision area. Rarely enough, I have had a patient with confirmed plaquenil maculopathy. Upon physical examination, there is a bilateral change in the retinal pigment that may give the appearance of a bulls-eye 2, 3. Treatment If the patient manifests the toxicity symptoms of Plaquenil, the standard of care is to stop taking the medication and to change the medication the patient is taking.

    Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil (Sanofi-Aventis), is an antimalarial drug that has gained widespread use in treating various autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. The classic clinical picture of HCQ toxicity is a “bull’s eye” maculopathy (see Figure 1)—but as I’ll later note, this is a late finding.

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  3. Chloroquine retinopathy, is a form of toxic retinopathy damage of the retina caused by the drugs chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, which are sometimes used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus eye toxicity limits long-term use of the drugs.

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    Autofluorescence can detect even earlier retinopathy before the visual loss. Treatment and medications. There is no good way to treat inherited genetic eye conditions that cause Bull’s Eye Maculopathy. Usually, there is also no good way to stop the sight loss that often occurs along with Bull’s Eye Maculopathy. The classic “Bull's eye maculopathy” of HCQ retinopathy, characterized by a perifoveal ring of retinal pigment epithelium RPE atrophy that spares the fovea, is a late finding suggestive of advanced and usually irreversible damage. Nov 01, 2007 Figure 2a. Color photograph OD revealing a classic Bull's eye lesion in a patient on hydroxychloroquine therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Figure 2b. FA highlights the area of pigment loss. Thioridazine. Thioridazine is a phenothiazine antipsychotic agent known to cause a pigmentary retinopathy.

     
  4. Scorpoina Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Bulk Uses, Side Effects. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side effects, Images, Uses. Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information
     
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    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More Plaquenil oral Reviews and User Ratings Effectiveness. Is plaquenil an immunosuppresant? Lupus Forums at The.
     
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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as.

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  7. awm-zone New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work Hydroxychloroquine is taken in tablet form, with or after food. Your doctor will advise you about the correct dose. Usually you will start on a full dose of 200–400 mg daily, and later your doctor may reduce this. When your condition is very well controlled you may be advised to take hydroxychloroquine only 2–3 times per week.

    Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions.