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High Risk Medication Monitoring

Typically recommended at least annually for patients that are taking medications that can have severe ocular complications (such as Plaquenil, chemotherapy drugs, prednisone, and tamoxifen).

  • Biomicroscopy is performed to screen the retina for bleeding or medication deposition within the eye
  • The lens is assessed for formation of medication-induced cataract
  • An OCT scan is performed to look for swelling or damage to the retina
  • An automated visual field test is performed to monitor for potentially permanent visual field loss