1. The optical coherence tomography angiography findings of rheumatoid arthritis patients taking hydroxychloroquine

    The optical coherence tomography angiography findings of rheumatoid arthritis patients taking hydroxychloroquine

    Purpose: The aim of this study is to measure retinal vessel density and thickness of the macula by optical coherence tomography angiography in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking hydroxychloroquine. Methods: The study included 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking hydroxychloroquine and 20 age-, gender-, and axial length-matched control subjects. Patients were divided into two groups according to the duration of hydroxychloroquine use. Twenty four of the patients were taking hydroxychloroquine for more than 5 years (Group 1), and the rest of 16 were taking hydroxychloroquine for less than 5 years (Group 2). A total of 20 age- and gender-matched volunteers ...

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