Elmiron and Retinopathy: Serious Eye Damage Risk
The FDA has warned that the popular bladder medication Elmiron can cause serious eye damage, including retina damage. If you have taken Elmiron, you may be wondering, “Does Elmiron cause retinopathy?” According to recent scientific research, the answer is yes.
In this article, we’ll examine whether Elmiron causes retinopathy and share what we know about the potential Elmiron retinopathy risk. We’ll also discuss steps Elmiron patients who have suffered eye damage can take to pursue a claim for compensation.
IMPORTANT: If you’ve taken Elmiron and suffered eye damage, including retinopathy, talk with your doctor immediately. Those who are taking Elmiron are also encouraged to discuss potential Elmiron eye damage risks with their doctor.
For a FREE consultation concerning a potential Elmiron eye damage claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the fast and easy form below. There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
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Does Elmiron cause retinopathy?
Yes, Elmiron can cause retinopathy (or, damage to the retina), according to recent scientific research. Retinopathy caused by Elmiron may result in permanent vision loss, including full or partial blindness.
Symptoms of retinopathy potentially caused by Elmiron include:
- “Floaters” in the field of vision
- Blurry vision
- Blind spots in the field of vision
- Dark areas in the field of vision
- Difficulty perceiving colors
- Difficulty adjusting to low light conditions
- Distorted shapes
- Reduced visual sharpness
- Vision loss
- Eye strain
- Eye pain
Other eye conditions potentially caused by Elmiron include:
Retinopathy and other eye problems caused by Elmiron may result in serious long-term consequences, including blindness.
Research on Elmiron Retinopathy Risk and Other Eye Damage
In 2018, a group of researchers presented findings to the American Association of Ophthalmologists (AAO) that concluded that Elmiron causes serious eye damage. In a follow-up study, researchers determined that one-quarter of long-term Elmiron patients studied showed signs of serious eye damage, including retinopathy, pigmentary maculopathy, maculopathy, and scotoma.
Based on these findings, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2020 required that a warning be added to the Elmiron prescription label cautioning that Elmiron may cause pigmentary maculopathy and other eye damage, including retinopathy.
“I’ve suffered retinopathy after taking Elmiron. What can I do?”
If you’ve suffered retinopathy (or any other serious eye condition) after taking Elmiron, you may be entitled to compensation as part of an Elmiron lawsuit or injury claim.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Elmiron lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your Elmiron case and you receive compensation.
Justice Counts for those who have suffered retinopathy or other eye damage potentially due to Elmiron and we would love to help you if we can.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
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Since 1985, our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of injury, and we’re committed to fighting to hold potentially negligent drug companies accountable for dangerous drugs like Elmiron (see disclaimer below).
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