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Title: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
Post by: MaryJane on July 01, 2009, 11:11:03 AM
I have recently moved & so have started with a whole new bunch of physicians.  My Visual Fields tests have always been very normal (15 years) so had talked my previous Opthamalogist & Rheumatoligist down to very 9 months.  Haven't worked that out here, as yet.  Any suggestions? 
Title: Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
Post by: dbab on July 01, 2009, 11:20:58 AM
Welcome MaryJane,  ;D

I think it is at least every 6 months for the first few years of being on it.  I'm not sure but my Ophthalmologist said that I only need to check every year now.  I think its because I've had the same results for the past 3 years.  I would say though 6 months would probably be your best bet especially since you have a new doctor.
Title: Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
Post by: Poochie on July 01, 2009, 03:53:21 PM
Mine are scheduled for every 6 months too.  I personally find them boring, but I know they are necessary to keep track of any damage to the retina.  Although it's a very rare thing, I will still go through with mine. 

In fact I have my next one in 2 weeks, if the vertigo is gone by then. :-\

Pooh
Title: Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
Post by: lynnmarie219 on July 06, 2009, 09:14:35 AM
I also had my visual fields and check ups scheduled for every 6 months...but just recently graduated to yearly with my visits and tests. I know I can always call my docotr if there is a specific problem though.
Title: Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
Post by: eyeamdry on July 09, 2009, 07:13:25 PM
I have one scheduled for July and I've been on plaquenil for two years.  Lucy
Title: Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
Post by: Patze on July 10, 2009, 04:53:05 AM
I've been on Plaquenil for four years now, and I have the Visual Fields done every year.


Patze