Plaquenil retinal testing guidelines

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  1. Janyjey XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil retinal testing guidelines


    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg bid (6.5mg/kg) for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation.

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    Retinal screening service will be provided by STH Ophthalmology department As patients are started on hydroxychloroquine, they will have a baseline retinal screen usually at 3 months but certainly within 12 months of starting, organised by the specialist. The specialist will also arrange a follow up retinal screen after 5 years Retinal toxicity is fairly rare. plaquenil. The new guidelines- 2011. Plaquenil toxicity screening has new guidelines that were updated in 2016. This is an update for your information if you have more questions about specific cases or need an mfERG for a patient, Rheumatologists use hydroxychloroquine sulfate Plaquenil, Concordia Pharmaceuticals to treat autoimmune diseases, namely discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, and malaria. When taken at high doses and for long durations, hydroxychloroquine has been known to cause parafoveal retinal toxicity.

    Review of systems: Blurred vision, halos, dry eye, dry mouth, gastroesophageal reflux, joint pain Pupils: Reactive to light in each eye from 5 mm in the dark to 2 mm in the light. Extraocular movements: Full, both eyes (OU) Confrontation visual fields: Full OU Intra-ocular pressure The optic nerves appeared healthy with a 0.3 cup-to-disc ratio. Past Ocular History: None Medical History: Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, supraventricular tachycardia, anxiety, depression, peptic ulcer disease Medications: prednisone, methotrexate, amitriptyline, ranitidine, estradiol, tizanidine, diltiazem, Restasis Allergies: codeine, droperidol Family History: heart disease, arthritis, cancer Social History: occasional alcohol but no tobacco or intravenous drug use.

    Plaquenil retinal testing guidelines

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  5. Currently, one of the primary functional screening tests recommended for the evaluation of Plaquenil retinal toxicity is 10-2 white stimulus automated visual fields; however, research shows Asian patients benefited from 24-2 or 30-2 visual fields, given that toxicity often manifests changes beyond the macula in these patients. 9 Because spectral-domain optical coherence tomography SD-OCT is readily accessible and able to detect early structural damage prior to clinical funduscopic findings.

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    Newer guidelines state that daily dose 5mg/kg of real weight/day can lead to toxicity. Retinal toxicity is irreversible and can progress after cessation of hydroxychloroquine, thus early screening is important to limit potential vision loss. Baseline screening and annual screening after five years is recommended. The Retina Group of New York provides all of these testing modalities and is the only center on Long Island with mf ERG. Treatment. The treatment for early toxicity usually requires stopping Plaquenil. Patients taking Plaquenil should have an early baseline assessment of visual acuity, macular appearance and central field sensitivity. Bull’s Eye Retinopathy Early macular toxicity can cause stippling or mottling of the RPE Next, granular pigmentation and loss of the normal foveal reflex can occur It’s believed but not proven that if early macular changes are detected and the medication is stopped, any toxicity that has occurred can be reversed.1 If the maculopathy continues to progress, concentric zones of.

     
  6. Pilot-163 Well-Known Member

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  7. pizhama XenForo Moderator

    Chloroquine is the generic form of the brand-name prescription medicine Aralen, which is used to prevent and treat malaria — a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite — and to treat amebiasis, an infection of the intestines caused by a parasite. Chloroquine - FDA prescribing information, side effects. Chloroquine Retinopathy - an overview ScienceDirect Topics CHLOROQUINE Drug BNF content published by NICE
     
  8. zero132 New Member

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  9. olucertola User

    Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work There is a small risk that hydroxychloroquine can damage your retina part of the eye, and this increases with long-term use and higher dosage. Your doctor will advise you on a safe dose to take according to your weight, and you will need to have regular monitoring of your eyes.

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