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What is Considered Blurry Vision?
If you have blurred vision, the things you see will not look sharp and clear. You may experience blurred vision in one or both eyes, depending on the cause. Sometimes everything you see will be blurry, and other times just part of your field of vision will appear blurred.
What is Elmiron Toxicity?
During clinical trials, about 25% of patients with significant exposure to Elmiron exhibited symptoms of eye damage. The researchers concluded that Elmiron toxicity could masquerade as other known retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy.
How Do You Get Rid of Blurry Vision?
Treatments that could help you reduce the symptoms of blurry vision include:
- Talk to your doctor about discontinuing Elmiron in favor of another medication with fewer side effects
- Rest and recovery
- Lubricate the eyes
- Improve air quality
- Stop smoking
- Avoid allergens
- Take omega-3 fatty acids
- Protect your eyes
- Take vitamin A
What Drug Class is Elmiron?
Elmiron is classified as a weak anticoagulant (blood thinner) that works by restoring a damaged, thin, or “leaky” bladder surface. In patients with interstitial cystitis, the bladder wall’s protective lining is damaged, which allows irritating substances in urine to cause inflammation in the bladder wall. Elmiron is designed to create a barrier on the bladder wall to prevent irritation.
Can Blurry Vision Lead to Blindness?
In most cases, blurry vision isn’t going to lead to total blindness. However, in rare cases, even when the blurriness clears up, it can be indicative of severe eye problems such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, a torn retina, and uveitis.
When Should I Worry About Blurred Vision?
Contact your healthcare provider immediately anytime you experience a sudden unexplained change in your vision. If you think you have a detached retina, wet macular degeneration, or other severe vision problem, you should go to the ER for immediate treatment to have the best outcome.
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Again, if you or a loved one suffered eye damage after taking Elmiron, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyer can help.