Plaquenil bull's eye maculopathy

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    Plaquenil bull's eye maculopathy


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a well-tolerated medication for various rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions. Its main side effects are gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, headache, and ocular toxicity1. Within the eye, hydroxychloroquine can adversely impact the cornea, ciliary body, and retina1 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. Later in the disease, patients can develop a bilateral bull's eye maculopathy, characterized by a ring of retinal pigment epithelium RPE depigmentation in the macula, sparing the fovea, which is often accompanied by paracentral and central scotomas. End stage hydroxychloroquine toxicity leads to widespread RPE and retinal atrophy with a loss.

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

    Plaquenil bull's eye maculopathy

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  4. Definition Bull’s eye maculopathy describes a number of different conditions in which there is a ring of pale-looking damage around a darker area of the macula. The macula can often appear to have circular bands of different shades of pink and orange. Age of onset and severity of sight loss varies, and it can be

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    Bull's-Eye Maculopathy. Hugo Mesquita Nogueira, M. D. and Rita Dinis Gama, M. D. A 64-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and normal renal function had received chloroquine at a dose. 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. Bull's eye maculopathy. 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 erythematosus. This eye toxicity limits long-term use of the drugs.

     
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    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. Monitoring for hydroxychloroquine retinopathy Eye The risk of toxic retinopathy in patients on long-term. Hydroxychloroquine Professional Patient Advice -
     
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