Baseline eye exam plaquenil

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    Baseline eye exam plaquenil


    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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    Multifocal Electroretinopathy measures electrical responses of various cell types in the retina. It is thought that although the bull’s eye seen on ophthalmic exam represents a disruption of the pigmented part of the retina, it is the photoreceptors that are the targets of hydroxychloroquine toxicity. The changes are most often permanent, but in some cases, vision has improved. 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. Remember, any patient who is at a high risk for Plaquenil toxicity should be examined on an annual basis following the baseline exam. The goal of monitoring/screening is to identify early macular damage prior to irreversible vision loss or even before visible signs of bull’s eye maculopathy.

    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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  6. I also had to get a baseline exam prior to taking the Plaquenil and my rheumy was very serious when he said not to take them until I had the exam. They have to examine you to see if you have anything of concern that they can determine that is NOT caused by Plaquenil which is why the baseline exam is important.

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    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 CBC, lytes, Cr, BUN, AST, ALT. Baseline major eye exam. Every year, repeat basic labs described above and ensure repeat major eye exam to look for retinopathy due to this medication. CONTRAINDICATIONS. Hypersensitivity to hydroxychloroquine. Caution in patients with previous retinal or visual field changes. SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE. 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.

     
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