The Retina Reference

Hydroxychloroquine Keratopathy - Example #1

Hydroxychloroquine rarely can be seen as deposits in the basal epithelium of the cornea as shown in this image (white arrows). This occurs commonly in patients taking chloroquine, but rarely in patients taking hydroxychloroquine. There is no relationship of this finding to the presence of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Usually patients with hydroxychloroquine deposits in the cornea are asymptomatic. The deposits go away if the drug is discontinued.