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      The Risk of Toxic Retinopathy in Patients on Long-term Hydroxychloroquine Therapy

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      JAMA Ophthalmology

      American Medical Association (AMA)

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          Abstract

          Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is widely used for the long-term treatment of autoimmune conditions but can cause irreversible toxic retinopathy. Prior estimations of risk were low but were based largely on short-term users or severe retinal toxicity (bull's eye maculopathy). The risk may be much higher because retinopathy can be detected earlier when using more sensitive screening techniques.

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          Journal
          JAMA Ophthalmology
          JAMA Ophthalmol
          American Medical Association (AMA)
          2168-6165
          December 01 2014
          December 01 2014
          : 132
          : 12
          : 1453
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City Medical Center, Redwood City, California
          [2 ]Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
          Article
          10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.3459
          25275721
          © 2014

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