Will I Eventually Go Blind Being On Plaquenil?

Question

Asked by Angie

Will I Eventually Go Blind Being On Plaquenil?

Does Plaquenil really make you go blind? I've been on it for two years now

Answer

Hi Angie,

I've been on plaquenil for about a year, so not quite as long as you. When you began plaquenil, you should have gone through a round of tests with an opthalmalogist. When I went for mine, he told me that it was very unlikely plaquenil would cause any problems with my eye unless I were taking a much higher dosage than any doctor would prescribe.

As long as you are not noticing any difference in your vision, and going to see your opthalmalogist once or twice a year for check ups, you ought to be fine.

If you notice any difference in your vision, though, you should definitely bring that up with your rheumatologist and/or opthalmalogist right away.

Hope this helps,

Sara

Answered by Sara Nash