Elmiron (PPS) Linked To Serious Eye Damage
Elmiron® (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium or PPS) has been linked to serious eye complications. Elmiron was developed to treat interstitial cystitis or osteoarthritis. Recently, several studies have determined that long-term use of Elmiron leads to vision loss, degenerative and progressive eye disease. Elmiron related eye injury is often misdiagnosed by ophthalmologists as common progressive eye diseases such as pigmentary, retinal or toxic maculopathy, maculitis or macular degeneration, pattern dystrophy or other age related macular degeneration. These types of eye disease generally result in symptoms such as:
• Blurred Vision
• Difficulty Reading
• Difficulty adjusting to dim lighting
• Dark Spots in Vision
• Curved View of Straight Lines
People who have taken Elmiron often experience the same symptoms mentioned above. If you or a loved one have taken Elmiron and have experienced any of the aforementioned symptoms or diagnoses, The Spencer Law Firm can help you determine if you or your loved one have a cause of action. We are currently accepting clients in Texas and throughout the United States.
The Spencer Law Firm can help you navigate all of your options, provide you with information on how to treat your injury and help you understand what we can do to help you recover compensation. All Elmiron cases are contingent, meaning that you do not pay anything unless we recover for you.
What You Need To Know About Elmiron Related Eye Injuries
The eye injuries related to Elmiron are usually progressive and have similar characteristics to typical macular degeneration. Therefore, if you or a loved one have taken Elmiron and have eye and vision problems, you need to make sure that your ophthalmologist is aware of you taking Elmiron. In some situations, further evaluation and monitoring into into the health of your retinas should be conducted if you are taking Elmiron. For instance, fundus auto-florescence, ocular coherence tomography, color fundus photography and near infrared reflectance imaging are some additional exams that may assist your ophthalmologist from distinguishing age related macular degeneration and other typical eye damage from eye injuries associated with Elmiron. Please consult your ophthalmologist for additional information regarding the health of your eyes.
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