Articles tagged with: Macula

Hydroxchloroquine and Chloroquine Toxicity

THE KIDNEY AND LIVER CONNECTION

Hydroxchloroquine and Chloroquine Toxicity

This update is in response to the fact that new information is continually being uncovered regarding Plaquenil toxicity and testing for Plaquenil toxicity.  The primary objective of this paper is to highlight the fact that the levels needed to achieve toxicity are related to the status of functioning of the liver and kidneys which work to clear the drug. 

Adult Onset Foveal Macular Vitelliform Dystrophy With SDOCT

Adult Onset Foveal Macular Vitelliform Dystrophy With SDOCT

This Lesson is a collection of 3 cases that highlight adult onset foveal macular vitelliform dystrophy with SDOCT.

Take Home Points:

- dystrophies present with symmetry while degenerations usually present with asymmetry
- dystrophies are usually more insidious in their progression
- in these cases vision is reduced by a thinning of the retina overlying the dystrophy

Macular Holes

BUT FIRST AN INTRODUCTION TO “EN FACE”

Macular Holes
- In vivo retinal/choroidal dissection
 -Creates a black and white photo of the layer that you designate
- Differentiates layers of the retina and choroid
- Allows precise location of the disease/dystrophic process
- Educational tool for interns/residents and patients and generates movies

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