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Why Do You Have To See And Othamologist When You Taken Plaquenil

Why Do You Have To See And Othamologist When You Taken Plaquenil

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I was taken off plaquinel after 16 years. My rheumi went to a huge conference shortly after she took me off plaquinel and she learned that all research has come in saying just plain lupus can also cause damage to your eyes and also blindness. She still has me having my eyes dilated and field vision tests every 6 months.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Yes I have my eyes tested too, every 6 mo.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I see mine every six months.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Plaquinil can cause damage the eyes so the ophthalmologist has keep checking to make sure no damage is happening. I was told it would take 8 years before any damage occurred but it only took a year for mine. They told me to just keep taking the plaquinil because I’m better off with it. I stopped talking it because if I have to deal with lupus, I don’t want to be a blind warrior but everyone is different and responds to it differently. God bless πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

posted about 4 years ago
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