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Elmiron Eye Damage Research

The popular bladder medication Elmiron has been linked to severe eye damage in many patients who have taken it. There is growing Elmiron research that indicates Elmiron may cause retinopathy, pigmentary maculopathy, and other severe eye injuries.

IMPORTANT: As of January 2024, we are no longer investigating or taking new Elmiron cases. 

If you or a loved one have taken Elmiron and now suffer from a severe eye injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and one of our experienced Elmiron lawyers will review your case and see if you qualify.

Don’t wait — Elmiron research has established a clear link between Elmiron and eye damage. You may be entitled to compensation in an Elmiron lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.

What is Elmiron?

Elmiron is the only currently FDA-approved medication for interstitial cystitis, a rare and painful bladder condition. Unfortunately, research has shown that up to one-quarter of patients who take Elmiron are at risk for developing severe eye injuries, including maculopathy and vision loss.

Independent Research Links Elmiron to Eye Disease 

Elmiron Eye Damage Research - Riddle & BrantleyAccording to a court filing in the United States District Court in Alabama, medical professionals have been sending Adverse Event Reports (AER) to the manufacturers of Elmiron since the medication was released in 1997.

More recently, since 2018, a variety of independent studies have continued to link Elmiron to retinal damage and eye diseases, most notably pigmentary maculopathy.

If you’ve taken Elmiron and suffered eye damage such as maculopathy, retinopathy, or scotoma, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation claim investigation.

There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

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Ophthalmology Researchers Link Elmiron Use to Maculopathy

Elmiron is the brand name for pentosan polysulfate or PPS. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta noticed “a unique pigmentary maculopathy” in a group of patients who were prescribed PPS and decided to investigate if there was a link between their pigmentary maculopathy and Elmiron.

What the researchers discovered was that a unique pigmentary maculopathy is strongly associated with chronic exposure to the IC drug PPS.” These alarming findings were first published in the Review of Ophthalmology.

The same findings were echoed by a group of Canadian ophthalmologists who, in an article appearing in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, concluded that their research “suggests a significant risk of macular toxicity for PPS-treated patients.”

What these researchers also discovered was that many patients are diagnosed with these eye injuries, but they are attributed to age-related causes without further investigation as to the link between possible drug toxicity.

This means that many Elmiron patients may have suffered eye injuries that were mis-diagnosed — often as age-related macular degeneration. This discovery has prompted researchers to urge medical practitioners to carefully check for links between eye injuries and Elmiron use.

Research Shows One-Quarter of Elmiron Patients Suffer Injuries

Elmiron Research - Bladder Drug Linked to Eye Damage - Riddle & BrantleyEven more alarming Elmiron eye damage research was published later.

According to a study published in October 2019 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology:

“They found that about one-quarter of patients with significant exposure to Elmiron showed definite signs of eye damage, and that this medication toxicity could masquerade as other known retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy.”

This research goes on to show that of the 91 patients who agreed to be examined, 22 “showed clear signs of drug toxicity.” This drug toxicity is what researchers believe is linked to their findings of high rates of eye injuries in Elmiron users.

If you have taken Elmiron and later suffered from maculopathy, retinopathy or other eye injuries, you may qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form to talk to an experienced Elmiron lawyer who can review your case and see if you have a claim.

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IMPORTANT: As of January 2024, we are no longer investigating or taking new Elmiron cases. 

The criteria to qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit are as follows:

  • You must be diagnosed with an eye disorder or vision problems
  • You must have taken Elmiron for at least one year
  • You must suffer from one or more of the following injuries:

Cases involving bilateral vision problems (vision problems in both eyes) may be particularly strong.

IMPORTANT: As of January 2024, we are no longer investigating or taking new Elmiron cases. 

Affordable Elmiron Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyIf you have taken Elmiron and have suffered from any of these eye injuries, call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form to speak with one of our Elmiron lawyers.

The consultation is 100% free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless you receive compensation.

Riddle & Brantley is dedicated to making sure that potentially negligent drug companies like Janssen Pharmaceuticals are held accountable for any injuries their products may cause.

We believe that our clients deserve justice, and we are dedicated to making sure that they get it.

With over 220+ years of combined legal experience, Riddle & Brantley’s injury attorneys are experts at navigating the complex world of dangerous drug lawsuits. You deserve to have a committed team on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve, and we would love to help you and your loved ones if we can.

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