Assessment of the retinal toxicity of hydroxychloroquine.


A survey of 347 patients on treatment with hydroxychloroquine showed that a mild pigmentary maculopathy was present in 29 per cent of cases if a cumulative dose of more than 800 g of the drug had been ingested. Most of the affected patients showed no deterioration in visual function. The significance of these findings is discussed with particular regard to… (More)