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Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy (OCT)

An OCT scan through the macula reveals significant loss of the receptor layer along with thinning of the retinal pigment epithelium. Only a thin remnant of the receptor layer remains in the very center of the fovea. A normal macula scan is depicted below for comparison. (Contributed by Dr. Rosa Tang.)

Associated Disorders

  • Cytomegalovirus
  • HIV
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Herpes zoster virus
  • Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy
  • Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
  • Refsum disease
  • Retinal vasculitis
  • Sclopetaria
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Siderosis
  • Syphilitic retinitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Thioridazine retinopathy
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Usher syndrome
  • Vigabatrin retinopathy