Plaquenil eye exam protocol

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    It is a good supplemental item, just like macular photography and color vision testing. But at the baseline exam and beginning at 5 years and thereafter of the patient taking the medication at least one of the required sstandard testing items has to be performed every year to meet these new guidelines. Macular Society Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine At this appointment, a number of photographs and scans will be taken of your retina to assess your eye health and your suitability for screening. Not all patients can use the equipment needed for screening, such as people with advanced dementia or Parkinson’s disease. Minimum treatment guidelines recommend that every patient taking Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil should have an annual eye exam after being on the medication for 5-years. But because your vision is priceless, Stonewire recommends annual eye health exams to all our patients on these medications and potentially we may escalate the frequency to.

    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.

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    Starting Plaquenil BEFORE Eye Exam? - Scleroderma - Inspire, Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil

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  6. Recently, specialists have announced new guidelines for Plaquenil screenings because of associated retinal problems while taking Plaquenil. Also, the technology for detecting retinal changes has improved since the initial guidelines were set. The new guidelines recommend eye doctors perform a comprehensive eye exam, including the following

    • Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision.
    • Stonewire Optometry-Blog-Hydroxychloroquine. - Eye Exams.
    • Plaquenil Eye Exams - Catalina Eye Care.

    Both my rheumatologist and opthamologist recommended exams every 6mo for the first year I was on plaquenil. Now I just go yearly to have my eyes checked. Also, my rhuemy said any time he makes an adjustment to my plaquenil that I'll need an eye exam within 6mo just to make sure nothing has changed. Good luck! Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine used for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can cause toxicity to the retina leading to vision loss. In this episode of A State of Sight, Isaac Porter, MD explains how. The classic lesion is described as a “bull’s eye” with relative hypo pigmentation surrounding a central area of hyper pigmentation, but this is a late finding and many time patients suffer from irreversible vision loss. The goal for Plaquenil Screening to detect toxicity early and stop the medication as soon as possible if present.

     
  7. Specelling Well-Known Member

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  8. thailandman Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil & weight loss Lupus Forums at The Lupus Site Since taking plaquenil started Dec 2007, it has been easier to gain weight - it seems my metabolism has slowed down, now I have to eat less! Prior to that I either stayed the same weight or lost it dramactically and was still eating loads! My husband is 4 stone heavier and most days my intake would be greater than his!

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  9. vetako New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may 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.

    Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.