Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. Background: The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools. Plaquenil and smoking Hydroxychloroquine lactation category Hydroxychloroquine sulphate 200mg Marmor MF, Kellner U, Lai TYY, Melles RB, Mieler WF, for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Recommendations on screening for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine retinopathy 2016 revision. Ophthalmology 2016;186-1394. Melles RB, Marmor MF. The risk of toxic retinopathy in patients on long-term hydroxychloroquine therapy. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil; HCQ has been an important and effective drug for the treatment of lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune and inflammatory diseases for half a century, although its potential to cause retinal damage continues to raise concern among rheumatologists and ophthalmologists. The study findings revealed that when hydroxychloroquine was used at doses 5mg /kg, the risk of retinopathy was 1% in the first 5 yrs. 2% in 10 yrs. 20 % after 20 yrs. There was a dose response, such that those receiving doses greater that 5 mg / kg had the greatest risk of retinal toxicity. Dose: We recommend a maximum daily HCQ use of 5.0 mg/kg real weight, which correlates better with risk than ideal weight. Pattern of Retinopathy: Although the locus of toxic damage is parafoveal in many eyes, Asian patients often show an extramacular pattern of damage. Plaquenil pre maculopathy Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision, Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Still Alive and Well - The Rheumatologist Can i use of hydroxychloroquine with sulfur allergyWill hydroxychloroquine show up on a drug test 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. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. My Take on New Ocular Screening Guidelines for Plaquenil RheumNow.. Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses. Abstract. Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is most influenced by daily dose and duration of use. Risk for toxicity is less with 5.0 mg/kg real weight/day for hydroxychloroquine and 2.3 mg/kg real weight/day for chloroquine. Patients are at low risk during the first 5 years of treatment. Plaquenil-induced toxic maculopathy was first described in 1967. Because the retinal damage from plaquenil is usually irreversible if present for a more prolonged period of time, it is important to detect the disease in its early stages.