ALERT! Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Dr. Diana Monea

Some people are at greater risk


• people who already have retinal disease
• people who already have kidney or liver disease
• people over 60 years old

Tests to be done before beginning Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)


• Visual field test: loss of central vision


• OCT imaging: 3 dimensional view of the retina to see any damage in internal layers of the retina


• Multifocal ERG: This test looks at cells in the retina called rods and cones. The test measures how well these cells respond to light. It can find retinal damage from Plaquenil.


• Photos: show damaged areas

Contact Eye Health Centre for more information.

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