Systemic medications, particularly hydroxyl Chloroquine have the potential to cause retinal toxicity. We will review some of those medications and present two new medications for consideration. We’ll then review strategies for surveillance and management of toxicities.
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- Full time faculty
- Fellow ophthalmologists
- Ophthalmic photographers
At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:
- Review systemic medications that may be associated with Retinal Toxicity
- Describe ophthalmic testing and abnormalities seen with toxicity
- Review toxicity surveillance strategies – particularly for HydroxyChloroquine
Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.