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I had stopped Plaquneil one and a half years ago in the US by my Rhumty because of early signs of Plaq toxicity. That time I saw Opthamologist. I had lupus for almost 18 years now, and I had taken Plaq. on two different periods. Not until 1-1/2 years ago, I found out Plaq toxicity by the Opth. I always saw Opth when I was on Plaq. I just wondered how this GP told me to see an Optician when he knew I have lupus and had Plaq toxicity b/4. He said also to mention to the Rhumty when I get an appt (yea right!!!!! Why didn't he refer me to an Optham ). He knew nothing about lupus. I asked him how lupus could affect the eyes, and he could not even answer me. I don't want to pay for an optican when I know I may not get anything detailed. Plus, I have not found a job and living on my savings. I may have to wait until I can get a letter of appt from the Rhumty, or I have to go again to the GP. I just hate going down there because it is so rushing. Free medical is good, but waiting time sucks. I may go down to an optician office and ask later since there is one near where I live.
I just remembered this... After I saw my Ophthamologist, he referred me back to my neurologist for further testing. It was my neurologist who diagnosed my occular migraines. Sounds like a weird specialist to diagnose this, but he did! The neurology department at one of our hospitals is equipped with special testing equipment for anything involving the brain. ANYTHING! Which would include our eyes. So that is a direction you might take too! Just thought you would find that interesting!