Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy: screening for drug toxicity.

@article{Browning2002HydroxychloroquineAC,
  title={Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy: screening for drug toxicity.},
  author={David J Browning},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2002},
  volume={133 5},
  pages={649-56}
}
PURPOSE To report hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy and consider screening for drug toxicity. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. METHODS Review of clinical records, visual fields, fundus photographs, and fluorescein angiography of six patients from a retina referral practice. RESULTS All cases arose because of failure by physicians to avoid dosing above published safe levels. Five cases developed despite accepted ophthalmologic patterns of screening for toxicity… CONTINUE READING

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