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Elmiron: This Common Bladder Pill Is Causing Blindness

In 2018, Dr. Nieraj Jain from the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta reported six of his patients had developed changes in the central area of the retina called the macula, which had led to reading difficulties and visual changes the patients experienced in dark conditions. Six patients underwent genetic testing as part of an inquiry aimed at identifying the reason for the damage, but none was found other than long-term use of Elmiron.  The macula, located in the central area of the retina, is responsible for clear central vision. After a review of the patient's medical history and diagnostic testing, Jain could find nothing explaining the pattern of abnormalities and so raised a warning that long-term use of Elmiron may have damaged his patient’s retinas.  Read more....

 

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