Evaluation for High Risk Medication Use

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Evaluation for High-Risk Medication Usage

Some medications have been shown to carry risk for vision alteration.  We usually see these patients in conjunction with a complete eye exam, with several additional tests that may be helpful in assessing the status of one’s vision such as: visual field testing, optical coherence tomography, corneal topography, depth perception and color vision testing.  These tests are performed by a technician and interpreted by your physician.  A report letter is sent to your medical physician who prescribes the high-risk medication.  Plaquenil is the most common medication in use that requires regular visual function screening.