Elmiron and Macular Degeneration
The link between Elmiron and vision damage has come to the forefront of recent news—as well as the courtroom. Many patients experiencing vision loss symptoms are looking for answers to questions such as: does Elmiron cause macular degeneration?
Our law firm is investigating vision loss claims nationwide due to Elmiron. Learn more about Elmiron, vision damage associated with the drug, and how a lawyer may be able to help you.
What Is Elmiron?
Elmiron, or pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is an oral medication used to alleviate bladder pain or discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis (IC). Many individuals that took Elmiron produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals have experienced side effects. These side effects include vision impairment (such as blurry or dimmed vision), as well as long term side effects, such as night blindness, loss of close vision and other serious vision-related problems. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has found that the drug appears to be toxic to the retina, which is the light sensing tissue located at the back of the eye which allows us to see.
Elmiron and Pigmentary Maculopathy
Pigmentary maculopathy is associated with prolonged exposure to PPS. Patients with this condition report having difficulty reading and prolonged adaptation to darkness.
As mentioned above, pigmentary maculopathy may be misdiagnosed as a similar-appearing retinal condition. For example, conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and pattern dystrophy may be mistaken for the unique maculopathy associated with Elmiron.
Similar conditions that may be mistaken for pigmentary maculopathy include:
- Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Pattern Dystrophy
- Cellophane Maculopathy
- Malattia Leventinese
Suffering From Vision Problems After Using Elmiron? Call for a Free Consultation
Have you had prolonged exposure to Elmiron? Are you suffering from vision problems?
Many individuals who have experienced vision problems after prolonged use of Elmiron have filed lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. These lawsuits allege that Janssen failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks of vision problems associated with the drug.
If you are experiencing vision problems or other Elmiron long term side effects, request a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys are investigating vision loss claims due to Elmiron, and we are taking cases nationwide. Call our law firm at (866) 575-7435 or submit an online form for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.