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September 1966

Chloroquine Retinopathy: Evaluation by Fluorescein Fundus Angiography

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn
From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Section of Ophthalmology, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(3):378-384. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010380016

The maculas of patients with chloroquine retinopathy exhibit a dramatic fluorescence when studied by intravenous fluorescein angiography. This fluorescence is interpreted as being due to a dysplasia of the macular pigment epithelium, which allows the underlying choroidal fluorescence to show through. We think that fluorescein fundus angiography is a new and valuable adjunct in the diagnosis and evaluation of chloroquine retinopathy.