Bull's-Eye Maculopathy in a Patient with Lupus

Kristina Lou, Christopher Forest

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49 yo male visualizes a “yellow donut hole” in his central vision x one year. He notes impaired night vision and difficulty focusing on individual letters. He denies eye pain, diplopia, headache, photophobia, sensory or motor deficits. This case may have been related to hydroxychloroquine toxicity.
Bull’s-eye maculopathy signifies irreversible damage, which may continue to progress months following discontinuing the medication. 
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends: Baseline retinal screening within the first year of treatment and an Annual follow-up screening after 5 years.   
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - May 2016
EventAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants / 40th Annual PA Conference - San Antonio, TX
Duration: May 1 2016 → …


ConferenceAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants / 40th Annual PA Conference
Period5/1/16 → …


  • Bull's Eye
  • Lupus complication
  • Maculopathy
  • Ophthalmology


  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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