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WARNING! THE NEW ‘MIRACLE’ CURE  FOR COVID-19 CAN CAUSE SEVERE EYE DAMAGE

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Retinal toxicity associated with chronic exposure to hydroxychloroquine and its ocular screening. Review

Journal of Medicine and Life

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. Because it presents potential secondary
effects including irreversible maculopathy, knowledge of incidence,
risk factors, drug toxicity and protocol screening of the patients it
represents important data for the ophthalmologists. Thus, it is
imperative that rheumatologists, medical internists and
ophthalmologists are aware of the toxicity from hydroxychloroquine
they should also be careful to minimize its occurrence and effects

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