Suddenly I'm experiencing eye problems (blilnd spots). I have stopped taking plaquenil, but now I'm being told by doctors that the damage is not necessarily reversible especially if you have taken it for a long time. Plaquenil weight gain Acr plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine logp Aug 01, 2009 I just went to Winston-Salem to see a retinal specialist and am waiting for his reply--he did say it looked suspicious for toxicity. I just read an article by a lady who has experienced the same visual disturbances and was diagnosed with toxicity and has been off plaquenil 2 years but her eyes are still getting worse. Because clinically detectable signs of toxicity, including visual field defects, colour vision deficiency, or fundus changes, are usually irreversible once they occur, longitudinal monitoring of perifoveal inner retinal thickness may have clinical relevance to detect earlier structural changes from hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine retinal. Introduction. Hydroxychloroquine is a commonly used immunosuppressive agent in the treatment of various autoimmune diseases. Despite lesser systemic toxicity compared to other drugs, it can cause severe retinal dysfunction and loss of vision. My mother was diagnosed with Plaquenil Toxicity in 2007 she first noticed changes in 2006, although being followed by her eye doctor they failed to notice this as Plaquenil TX until it was to late. I'm hoping to find people who have recovered from the eye damage. Retinal thickness map plaquenil toxicity The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil - Sjogren's, Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Toxicity Early Signs How to wean off plaquenilChloroquine and nitrifying bacteria Sep 15, 2014 Hydroxychloroquine sulfate HCQ, Plaquenil is an analogue of chloroquine CQ, an antimalarial agent, used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. Its use has been associated with severe retinal toxicity, requiring a discontinuation of therapy. Retinal toxicity associated with chronic exposure to.. Effect of Hydroxychloroquine on the Retinal Layers A.. Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American.. Nov 01, 2015 H ydroxychloroquine HCQ; Plaquenil, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ is an antimalarial agent that is also commonly used as a treatment for a variety of rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The most common side effect associated with its use is retinal toxicity, which may be. Retinal toxicity secondary to Plaquenil therapy Article in Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 79290-4 March 2008 with 25 Reads How we measure 'reads' Retinal toxicity is unpredictable and can occur even at relatively low doses of hydroxychloroquine. There are new screening modalities for early detection of asymptomatic hydroxychloroquine ocular toxicity.