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Old 11-19-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Anyone with glaucoma?

Hi all! I don't post much...but I am always on the boards reading all of the great information.

I'm 34 years old and was diagnosed with lupus last year. I have been taking plaquenil twice a day since then. I just came back from my eye doctor and am being referred to an Opthamologist to rule out glaucoma. I should also say that my pressures have been gradually climbing over the years. Yikes!!

I feel I'm a bit too young for this and I don't have any of the risk factors involved. Do you think it could be related to lupus? I know that taking Plaquenil increases your risk for retinopathy (not glaucoma) with high doses. Any help is appreciated!


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