Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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  1. Dhar Well-Known Member

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil


    Hi Jennie, I just get an annual check and advise the optician that i'm on plaquenil and other meds and ask them check that there is no deterioration to my retinas when doing my eye test. I have had a dye put in on two occassions and to date other than light sensitivity due to other conditions i have had no deterioration or increase in my prescription in 14 years.

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    If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. I was told from the start by my rheumatologist I would have to have eye exams including visual field exams every six months due to the plaquenil therapy. My first two exams did include these tests. But my next six month appointment is coming up, and they told me I didn't need the visual field test this time so the appointment would be shorter. I have only been taking plaquenil for 18 mths and recently found out that i have macula degeneration, my last eye exam was only 6 mths ago and there was no sign of anything then. i strongly advise 6 monthly eye exams and if there is the slightest blurring of vision get it checked out.

    I wear varifocals and have done for years but my night vision is appalling, very blurred with or without my glasses. I have heard of one other person whose eyes were effected by the Plaquenil, and they had to come off it and the eyes did improve. To my knowledge the chances of anything occuring are remote and I have not encountered anyone who has had a problem due to plaquenil. I have got an opthalmologist appointment at the hospital on the 14th of this month because in the last 6 months I have noticed problems with my eyes, whether it is the plaquenil or not is yet to be discovered.

    Eye exam when taking plaquenil

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