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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recommendations on screening for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine users in the United Kingdom: executive summary

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We thank our expert reviewers, Dr Ron Melles and Mr Alastair Denniston, college members who provided feedback on these draft guidelines and Iris Gordon from the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group for assistance in searching the evidence basis.

Author contributions

The Multidisciplinary guideline development group was chaired by AJL. IHY was involved in grading the evidence, writing the first draft of the guideline. BF represented The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and supported the guidance development process. PNB, MAB and S-LW provided ophthalmic specialist clinical input. JG represented the British Society for Rheumatology and provided rheumatological specialist clinical input. MRA-J represented the British Association of Dermatologists and provided dermatological specialist clinical input. CY contributed as a Patient and Carer representation.

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  1. Oxford Eye Hospital, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK

    • Imran H. Yusuf
  2. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 18 Stephenson Way, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2HD, UK

    • Barny Foot
  3. Department of Rheumatology, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS, UK

    • James Galloway
  4. Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6YD, UK

    • Michael R. Ardern-Jones
  5. Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN, UK

    • Sarah-Lucie Watson
  6. The Macular Society, Crown Chambers, South St, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2BN, UK

    • Cathy Yelf
  7. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2GW, UK

    • Michael A. Burdon
  8. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, M13 9WL & School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

    • Paul N. Bishop
  9. Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK

    • Andrew J. Lotery


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