Plaquenil cataracts toxicity

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    Plaquenil cataracts toxicity


    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.

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    Plaquenil, widely used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory and dermatologic conditions, is very effective, and “the risk of toxicity in the first five years for someone without special risk factors is very low,” Dr. Marmor said. However, risk increases with duration of use. FUNDUS AUTO FLUORESCENCE The fundus auto fluorescence confirms Plaquenil toxicity, worse in the left eye than the right eye with an area in the right eye of hyperfluorescence in the macula and the left eye there is an area of hypofluorescence in the macula. The images are slightly compromised by her cataracts. IMPRESSION 1. This occurs when melanin is able to bind to the “High Risk Medication” Plaquenil within the Retinal Pigment Epithelium RPE as well as direct toxicity to retinal ganglion cells. The drugs ability to bind to these pigmented cells creates a “Bulls Eye” around the macula, giving it this very unique appearance.

    This patient took hydroxychloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis and her vision dropped to 20/300 as a result of the retinal toxicity. In addition to the bull's-eye maculopathy, patients can demonstrate paracentral scotomas on visual field testing and parafoveal outer retinal atrophy on OCT.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a very useful drug to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus but it can have some significant visual side effects unless properly dosed and monitored. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. It is known that some people who take. hydroxychloroquine for more than five years and/or in high doses are at increased risk of. damage to their retina, the light sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye. This is known as. retinal toxicity or retinopathy. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

     
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