Author Topic: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?  (Read 3846 times)

MaryJane

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Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
« 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? 

dbab

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Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
« Reply #1 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.

Poochie

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Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
« Reply #2 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

lynnmarie219

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Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
« Reply #3 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.

eyeamdry

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Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 07:13:25 PM »
I have one scheduled for July and I've been on plaquenil for two years.  Lucy

Patze

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Re: Plaquinel Visual Fields suggested how often?
« Reply #5 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.


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