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    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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    What does Plaquenil/hydroxychloroquine do to your eyes? The retina is the film in the back of your eyes. CQ and HCQ can both cause maculopathy or retinopathy. Prior to modern diagnostic techniques, your eye doctor was looking for bull’s eye maculopathy with a dilated exam. Determination of hydroxychloroquine toxicity Plaquenil toxicity. In general, an abnormal mfERG indicates that the foveal cones and/or bipolar cell layers are dysfunctional and the source of vision loss. Unlike the focal ERG, mfERG also indicates the precise distribution of the retinal dysfunction. Aetna considers multi-focal ERG mfERG medically necessary for detecting chloroquine Aralen and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil toxicity. Aetna considers multi-focal ERG experimental and investigational for all other indications including the following not an all-inclusive list Diagnosis/evaluation of glaucoma

    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).

    Mferg plaquenil

    Early Plaquenil Toxicity Detected without Bull’s Eye., Multifocal ERG in Practice

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  7. Diagnosis Hydroxychloroquine-induced retinal toxicity Discussion. Chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil HCQ have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus 1.

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    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. 1 By some estimates, more than 150,000 patients are on long-term therapy with this medication in America alone. 2 Retinal toxicity associated with HCQ use is. The patterns of mfERG loss seen herein at various stages of toxicity are similar to what has been observed previously. 4,12 Lai et al 17 suggested that mfERG may show gradual signal loss that correlates with dose and field sensitivity, but it remains to be shown whether such changes can be recognized clinically and prospectively. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and chloroquine cause ocular toxicity to various parts of the eye such as the cornea, ciliary body, and retina. Chloroquine can also induce cataract formation; however, no reports of hydroxychloroquine and cataract have been reported. This article focuses upon hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Disease

     
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    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 Uses, Side Effects AIDSinfo What Is Hydroxychloroquine Used For? Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling.
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine DermNet NZ Hydroxychloroquine is considered safer than chloroquine during pregnancy and lactation. Hydroxychloroquine is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and steady-state concentrations are reached after 4–6 weeks; 45% of hydroxychloroquine binds to plasma proteins that are deposited in tissues such as the liver, spleen, kidney, and lung.

    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.