Specialising in Cataract and Strabismus Surgery & general Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology

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Osteoporosis and the Eye

Posted by Michael Forrest on 29 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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A number of medications in use have side-effects in the eye. Perhaps the best known of these is Hydroxychloroquine (sold as Plaquenil [Sanofi]), used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), which can cause macular toxicity when a large enough cumulative dose is received.


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Dr Forrest practices at Northside Eye Specialists, based at Chermside, North Brisbane. He also consults at Blackwood Street, Mitchelton.

Northside Eye Specialists
Chermside Medical Complex
3/956 Gympie Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: 07 3359 8886
Fax: 07 3359 5557

12 Blackwood Street 
(Postal address: PO Box 6134)
Mitchelton  QLD 4053
Phone: 07 3855 2605
Fax: 07 3855 3707