How to tell if plaquenil is causing blindness

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    How to tell if plaquenil is causing blindness


    Retinal detachment is often accompanied by flashes and floaters in your vision. Retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position.

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    Mar 12, 2019 And that can cause blindness, which is why it's especially important to have a dilated eye exam within days of noticing new floaters or changes in vision. Most eye floaters don't require treatment, but your eye doctor likely will recommend regular eye exams to ensure the condition doesn't worsen. Hi bonnie i thank u so much for sharing ur info.i am so sorry this happened to u.i am currently taking plaquenil consistently now for 2 years and have been on n off since 2000 i am so afraid of the side effect but this drug seems to really help me with my pain.i also want to thank kelia i never new about an Opthamologist so i will most def be looking for one.i wish u well and once again. One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur.

    The longer retinal detachment goes untreated, the greater your risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Retinal detachment separates the retinal cells from the layer of blood vessels that provides oxygen and nourishment.

    How to tell if plaquenil is causing blindness

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    The doctors of Wellish Vision Institute are experienced in testing patients for early signs of Plaquenil side effects. Thorough tests include visual acuity examinations, distortion and color vision tests, central field of vision tests, and a detailed dilated retinal exam. Aug 29, 2014 One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. Aug 01, 2009 I have been on Plaquenil for only three months, and experienced vitreous detachment from the retina. I didn't know what it was, but this was the Opthamologist's diagnosis. He immediately asked if I had been on Plaquenil, and of course, yes, just 3 months. He said the damage done will not ever go away.

     
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    I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. Going off Plaquenil - Sclero Forums MAIN - Sclero Forums Healthboards - Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus tapering Plaquenil Stopping Methotrexate - Arthritis Information
     
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    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as.

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    Plaquenil and Alcohol Interaction - Alcohol Explained Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, muscle weakness, twitching, uncontrolled movement, loss of balance or coordination, blurred vision, sensitive to light, seeing halos around lights, pale skin, bruising, bleeding, confusion, unusual thoughts or behaviour or seizures.

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