The prescription from that eye exam has expired, and I need a new exam to get new glasses. Called my Rheumy to see if he'd give me a recommendation for an opthalmalogist (I try to keep all my treatment at Vanderbilt Med Center so all my doctors can access my charts). How does plaquenil work for arthritis Chloroquine and arthritis Plaquenil nausea vomiting Plaquenil blog Apr 20, 2011 A dilated fundus examination is critical in detecting and documenting established macular or retinal disease; however, due to low sensitivity, it should not be used as a screening test alone. Although fundus photography can be used for baseline documentation of retinal disease or to evaluate apparent subsequent changes, it is not sensitive. I just took my second dose with dinner. I didn't have much of an appetite today- again probably stress but if it's a side affect I can certainly live with that! I meant to make my eye dr. appt today but forgot. Dr. did say get a baseline Plaquenil field of vision test and as long as it's within a month of starting it will be accurate. The results of the tests may be assessed after you. have left the clinic. When they have been assessed a report will be sent to you, your GP and/or the hospital doctor who prescribed hydroxychloroquine. No signs of retinopathy. If the tests do not show signs of retinopathy, you will be invited back for re-screening in one year. I kept my temper and explained that I was under the impression I'd need that eye appointment because of the Plaquenil and instead of paying for an optician exam as well, I had hoped to kill two birds with one stone. The nurse called back and gave me tremendous attitude - "your chart says nothing about an eye exam" and "I don't see why he'd give you a referral if it is not in your chart." Soooo... What doctor can do plaquenil baseline test Plaquenil Indications, Side Effects, Warnings -, Plaquenil DailyStrength Chloroquine resistant malaria definitionPlaquenil skin You can go to a normal opticians but make sure they know you are on hydroxychloroquine and expect them to do a peripheral vision field test that involves looking into a machine and pressing a button when you can see a flashing light in various places over a circle within the machine very easy, they can then tell if there is a problem with the peripheral vision which could be caused by the. Plaquenil/Hydroxychloroquine - which eye tests do. - LUPUS UK. Eye screening for patients taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil®. My Take on New Ocular Screening Guidelines for Plaquenil.. PLAQUENIL is used concomitantly with other arrhythmogenic drugs. Mefloquine and other drugs known to lower the convulsive threshold PLAQUENIL can lower the convulsive threshold. Co-administration of PLAQUENIL with other antimalarials known to lower the convulsion threshold e.g. mefloquine may increase the risk of convulsions. Before beginning treatment with plaquenil, the doctor will perform a baseline eye examination and the following tests Dilated Retinal Examination, Retinal Photography, Visual Field Test, OCT. The risk of developing retinopathy increases with the length of time plaquenil has been taken and the dosage prescribed. Make An Appointment Is there a diagnosis for a baseline exam before patient starts plaquenil? Zella Posted Wed 05th of September, 2012 AM Do you only code the condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or sarcoidosis when coding an exam, vf or oct prior to patient starting high risk medication. or is there a V code for premedication exam?