CQ-HCQ

New Research Findings Prompted Updated Recommendations

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently updated its recommendations for the screening of chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy.1 The recommendations affect patients who may use CQ or HCQ for rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as some inflammatory and dermatologic conditions. The drugs are also used as antimalarials. Retinopathy caused…