A research team at Emory Medical School found a link between using Elmiron and developing maculopathy. Maculopathy is a retinal disorder that can lead to blindness.
Maculopathy, unfortunately, often goes undetected until the victim’s vision is severely damaged. Over time, indications of maculopathy can include difficulty reading, trouble seeing in low-lit areas, and spots. Eventually, blindness can occur as the damage to your retina worsens.
There is no warning to patients or doctors that Elmiron can cause maculopathy. While patients are taking Elmiron to ease bladder issues, they have no idea that the defective drug can be causing them to become blind. The drug manufacturer should be held responsible for failing to share the risks of taking Elmiron with the public.