Early retinal and retinal nerve fiber layer effects of hydroxychloroquine: a follow up study by sdOCT


Yulek F. , Ugurlu N., Akcay E., Kocamis S. I. , Gerceker S., Erten S. , ...More

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, vol.32, no.3, pp.204-209, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569527.2012.751602
  • Title of Journal : CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-209

Abstract

Context: The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), used in the treatment of rheumatologic disease, has been associated with the development of retinopathy. The long-term incidence of HCQ retinopathy has been estimated at 0.5% when recommended dosages (<= 6.5 mg/kg per day) are used.