Eye Injuries From Medications
If you suffer from a medical condition or disease, you may take one or more medications. You trust that they are going to help you – not hurt you. Unfortunately, many prescription and over-the-counter medications cause serious side effects, such as eye conditions.
If you developed an eye disease or eye condition and you think it was because of a medication you've taken, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates right away. You may have a dangerous drug case, and we can help.
Drugs That Can Cause Eye Diseases and Eye Conditions
There are many prescription and over-the-counter medications that may cause side effects such as blurred vision, double vision, and eyesight problems. Some of these medications can cause serious eye disorders, and even result in loss of eyesight.
Here are a few types of drugs that can lead to eye diseases and eye conditions:
- Antiarrhythmia Drugs – used to treat abnormal heart rhythms; may cause eyesight problems such as blurred vision, yellow vision, or blue-green halos around objects (Cordarone, Lanoxin)
- Antimalarial Drugs – used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and malaria; may cause blurred vision and irreversible retinopathy if used long-term (Aralen and Plaquenil)
- Corticosteroids – used for conditions such as arthritis or asthma; may cause glaucoma or cataracts
- Erectile Dysfunction Drugs – may cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, etc.)
- Phenothiazines – used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health conditions; may cause blurred vision, changes in color vision, and difficulty with night vision (chlorpromazine and thioridazine)
- Tamoxifen – used to reduce the risk of breast cancer relapse; may lead to blurred vision, changes to the retina and cornea, and cataracts
- Flomax – used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate); can cause intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS), which makes the iris constrict suddenly during surgery, leading to potentially serious complications during an operation
Glaucoma and Dangerous Drugs
Several prescription drugs are known to cause glaucoma, which can lead to blindness. Drugs known to cause glaucoma include corticosteroids (cortisone or prednisone), certain anticancer drugs, sulfa drugs, and topiramate (Topamax).
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Dangerous Drugs
Many drugs have been linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which can cause large blisters that seriously damage the cornea.
What Edgar Snyder & Associates Can Do for You
If you trusted a medication to help you, and it caused you to develop an eye disease instead, you may have a case. Edgar Snyder & Associates has experience with dangerous drug cases. We know the complicated details that go into proving dangerous drug side effects, and we're ready to go to work for you.
From the moment you hire our law firm, we take care of the hassles. We answer your questions quickly, and without the legal jargon. We gather evidence, medical records, and other information needed to prove your dangerous drug case. We help you figure out your medical bills. And we fight to get you the money you deserve for your eye condition.
Get Started With a Free Legal Consultation Today
Do you have an eye condition and think it might be related to a prescription or over-the-counter medication? Get started now, before it's too late – there are time limits to file a claim.
Call 412-394-1000, or fill out the form at the top right of this page for a free legal consultation of your eye injury claim.
It's absolutely free, and there's no obligation to use our services. Contact us now to find out if you have a case.