New trends in early diagnosis of hydroxychloroquine toxic retinopathy.

@article{Vanderzee2012NewTI,
  title={New trends in early diagnosis of hydroxychloroquine toxic retinopathy.},
  author={Gary Vanderzee and Douglas Tassi},
  journal={Optometry},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={200-7}
}
BACKGROUND Toxic retinopathy is an uncommon sequella in the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). We present two cases of HCQ toxic retinopathy, as well as a discussion on how to diagnose and manage early toxicity findings; CASE REPORTS Two cases are presented of patients who experienced toxic effects of HCQ therapy. The first patient had bull's eye maculopathy confirmed with visual field testing and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The second patient had… CONTINUE READING