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What Kind of Eye Damage Does Elmiron Cause?

Elmiron, a common bladder medication, has recently been linked with severe eye damage in some of its users. A recent study has shown that nearly one-quarter of patients who took Elmiron suffered serious eye damage as a result. You may be wondering, “What type of eye damage does Elmiron cause?”

What Kind of Eye Damage Does Elmiron Cause - Riddle & BrantleyIn this article, we’ll detail what kind of eye damage Elmiron may cause, including pigmentary maculopathy, retinopathy, and scotoma, among others, as well as what potential victims can do to seek justice and compensation.

If you have taken Elmiron and have been diagnosed with severe eye damage, you may qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation review of your case.

What is Elmiron?

Elmiron is the brand name for pentosan polysufate sodium (PPS) and is currently the only FDA-approved treatment for interstitial cystitis. Unfortunately, a growing amount of research has linked Elmiron to severe eye damage in an alarming number of patients.

What Kind of Eye Damage Does Elmiron Cause?

A study conducted by the American Academy of Opthomolagy in 2019 has shown that among Elmiron users, one-quarter of users that had taken a significant amount of Elmiron suffered from definite eye damage.

Eye damage potentially caused by Elmiron includes:

Other types of eye damage and eye conditions potentially caused by Elmiron include:

  • Macular retinopathy
  • Macular/pattern dystrophy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
  • Vision loss
  • Vision impairment
  • Halo vision
  • Unilateral blindness (in one eye)
  • Bilateral blindness (in both eyes)
  • Blurred Vision
  • Metamorphopsia (distortion of linear objects)
  • Reduced night vision

Elmiron Eye Damage Study Results - Riddle & BrantleyAll of these conditions can have a varying amounts of severity, ranging from eye pain and vision impairment to total loss of vision. This is due to a potential link between Elmiron toxicity and retinal damage.

The primary eye damage found in Elmiron users is pigmentary maculopathy, which is an eye disorder that affects the central part of the retina (macula) and causes symptoms such as:

  • Vision loss
  • Dark spots in the field of vision
  • Difficulty adapting to dark environments
  • Distorted lines in the field of vision
  • Muted colors
  • Eye color changes

While there is no official FDA recall of Elmiron due to these findings, researchers are urging Elmiron patients to consult with their doctors and be screened regularly for signs of eye damage.

“How do I know if I’ve suffered eye damage from Elmiron?”

Eye damage as a result of Elmiron can have many side effects, including (but not limited to):

  • Blurry vision
  • Impaired vision
  • Vision loss
  • Eye strain
  • Eye pain
  • Straight lines appearing curved (metamorphopsia)
  • Reduced night vision

If you have taken Elmiron and now suffer from any if these side effects, you may be experiencing retinal damage as a result of taking Elmiron and should consult with your medical provider immediately.

“What should I do if I’ve taken Elmiron and suffered eye damage?”

If you are suffering from symptoms of eye damage while taking Elmiron, you should first consult with your physician for a potential diagnosis.

If, after consulting with your physician, you believe that your eye damage may be due to your use of Elmiron, call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form to speak with an experienced Elmiron lawyer.

The consultation is 100% FREE and there are never any attorney fees unless you receive compensation.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.

“Do I qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit?”

To qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 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:
    • Maculopathy
    • Pigmentary maculopathy
    • Macular retinopathy
    • Macular/pattern dystrophy
    • Retinopathy
    • Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
    • Vision loss
    • Vision impairment
    • Scotoma (area of loss of vision or blind spot)
    • Halo vision
    • Unilateral blindness (in one eye)
    • Bilateral blindness (in both eyes)
    • Blurred Vision
    • Metamorphopsia (distortion of linear objects)
    • Reduced night vision

If you meet these requirements, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our lawyers at Riddle & Brantley are experts in dangerous drug lawsuits and can help guide you through the steps to receiving the compensation that you deserve.

Give us a call at 1-800-525-7111 and one of our Elmiron lawyers will thoroughly review your case and see if you qualify.

At Riddle & Brantley, we believe no one should have to suffer due to the potential  negligence of drug manufacturers.

Riddle & Brantley Injury Lawyer ResultsAccording to a court filing, Elmiron’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, was allegedly made aware of the potential defect in its product, but took no measures to warn users or run further tests to determine if Elmiron put patients at risk for further eye damage.

We are committed to getting anyone who has suffered from eye damage potentially due to Elmiron the justice and compensation that they deserve.

With over 225 years of combined experience fighting for injured victims, our Elmiron lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help our clients pursue the maximum compensation they are owed.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation to see if you can file an Elmiron lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111.

To date, our clients have been awarded millions of dollars in settlements for their injuries (see disclaimer below). We are committed to reviewing every case and showing our clients that at Riddle & Brantley, Justice Counts.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s talk.

 


*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.