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Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy: an emerging problem.

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Purpose

The aim of this case series is to raise awareness of the emerging issue of serious retinal damage caused by the prolonged use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and the importance of adequate and appropriate monitoring of visual function during treatment.

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This is a small retrospective case series of 3 patients on long-term HCQ who developed serious symptomatic retinal toxicity confirmed on imaging and functional testing.

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1038/eye.2016.297

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Latasiewicz, M More by this author
Gourier, H More by this author
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Department:
Merton College
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Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neurosciences
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Eye Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
6
Pages:
972-976
Publication date:
2017-02-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-5454
ISSN:
0950-222X
Pubs id:
pubs:681735
URN:
uri:eacb73b2-d032-479b-9f4c-f59199389899
UUID:
uuid:eacb73b2-d032-479b-9f4c-f59199389899
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pubs:681735
Language:
English
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