Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine

Due to changes in NICE guidance Devon Local Optical Committee’s advice concerning hydroxychloroquine eye monitoring is as follows:

Devon CCG and Devon Local Medical Committee (LMC) are working to develop a pathway for these patients but at this time nothing has been confirmed.

At the present time you should therefore advise your patient to contact the prescriber of the drug or their GP, who should refer them to the local ophthalmology department .

The NHS are looking into this gap in provision and we will inform you in due course of any new referral route for Hydroxychloroquine eye monitoring.