Table 2b Screening protocol: baseline examination

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

Recommendation Grade
All patients planning to be on therapy long term (≥5 years for hydroxychloroquine and >1 year for chloroquine) should receive baseline examination ideally within 6 months of starting hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine and definitely within 12 months. C
Baseline examination should include colour fundus photography and spectral domain optical coherence tomography. GPP
If the baseline examination demonstrates macular pathology, a baseline Humphrey 10-2 visual field test may be undertaken. GPP