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Plaquenil,vitreous detachment.Side effect?

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Posted on Tue, 22 May 2012
Question: Does drug Plaquenil have possible side-effect for causing vitreous detachment?
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Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra (14 hours later)
Hi

Thanks for your query.

Plaquenil does not cause vitreous detachment.

This drug causes changes in the pigmentary layer of macula. They cause stipling on it which later on effects the vision.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any additional queries, I am available for follow ups.

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Plaquenil,vitreous detachment.Side effect?

Hi

Thanks for your query.

Plaquenil does not cause vitreous detachment.

This drug causes changes in the pigmentary layer of macula. They cause stipling on it which later on effects the vision.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any additional queries, I am available for follow ups.

Regards