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how can placquenil adversely affect your eyes

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) guidelines: The guidelines for Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) / Hydroxychloroquine screening changed a few years ago. It is now recommended to get an initial base ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, plaquenil: has its effects on the eyes, kindly report that to your prescriber and have an ophthalmologist evaluation for reassurance and whether to continue on p ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an anti-inflammatory effect on certain autoimmune diseases. Perhaps a visit to a rheumatologist to be worked up for ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Autoimmune disease: You probably have an autoimmune disease that does not meet criteria fully for diagnosis. With time, criteria may be met and a diagnosis may br given. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Your retina: Because plaquinil can cause problem in your retina leading to blindness, you need regular monitoring to make sure that this is not happening while tak ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow the : instructions of your Opthamologist carefully! The cataracts should be "dealt with" when they begin to interfere with your vision significantly . Ho ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Quinoric is merely a generic brand of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). That alone should not have made a difference. One could return to the brand name ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Plaquenil: Plaquenil causes retinal toxicity and this show up as disturbances of retinal pigment. Lupus effects the skin around the eye and causes dry eyes. The ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Yes to visual field: In general plaquenil is a very safe medication. The recent guidelines are to get a baseline eye exam when starting plaquenil and then once per year. T ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Need periodic eye: Exam. If retina and visual field changes then the maximum dose age is reached. This usually happens after years of treatment with the medicine. There ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: Encourage you to contact your eye doctor's office directly. I need to see my eye doctor but his offices haven't opened back up yet. Most clinics that ... Read More
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