Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Editorial Volume 4 Issue 8

Brief Scenario of Sone of the Indications of Hydroxychloroquine

Gowhar Ahmad*

Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Florence Hospital and University of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

*Corresponding Author: Gowhar Ahmad, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Florence Hospital and University of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Received: May 14, 2021; Published: July 01, 2021

Keywords: 4 Aminoquinoline; Antimalarial; Antiamoebic; Antipyrtic; Analgesic; Anticollagen; Immunotherapeutic; Antifungal; Antiviral

Hydroxychloroquine belong to 4 aminoquinoline group and are basically have many uses which are mostly antimalarial, antiamoebic, analgesic, antipyretic, antiviral, antifungal, anti collagen used in r arthritis used in q fever HIV programs syndrome Whipple's disease it has got immunotherapeutic effect so at present era of global pandemic covid 19 his drug has been used as a prophylaxis for covid due to its immunotherapeutic action patients who are on this drug need regular ophthalmic examination due to its ocular side effects which are

  • Corneal keratopathy
  • Retinal maculopathy which have various stages Like:
    1. Premaculopathy
    2. Well established maculopathy
    3. Bullous eye maculopathy
    4. Severe maculopathy
    5. End stage maculopathy.
Other side effects are
  • Anemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Arthritis
  • G I T disturbances
  • Extrapyramidal disturbances.


I have no financial interest in publication of this article.


    Citation: Gowhar Ahmad. “Brief Scenario of Sone of the Indications of Hydroxychloroquine".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.8 (2021): 01.


    Copyright: © 2021 Gowhar Ahmad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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