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