Elmiron – Eye Injury and Vision Loss

Drug prescribed to treat painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis) may damage the retina causing vision loss.

The FDA recently approved a label change for Elmiron warning that the drug may cause pigmentary changes in the retina.

This includes pigmentary maculopathy, a disorder that affects the light sensitive portion of the eye resulting in loss of vision. Multiple medical studies have linked Elmiron to eye damage.

Do I Have a Case?


  • Prescribed Elmiron for painful bladder syndrome.
  • Vision loss after taking Elmiron for more than 1 year.
  • **Diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy, macular degeneration or other retina damage.

**You may not know the exact medical diagnosis for your vision loss but we will investigate and find out.

Not Sure? You may not be sure of your medical diagnosis but know you suffered vision loss and that tests were done by your ophthalmologist.

This should not discourage you from contacting our office. We can request and review medical records to determine your medical diagnosis and whether Elmiron may be the cause.

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Medical studies detail link between Elmiron and vision damage.

Elmiron has been on the market since 1996 but only recently has multiple medical journals reported case studies linking Elmiron to macular eye damage. These studies, beginning in 2018 and continuing to the present, can be found in reputable medical journals including The British Journal of Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, The American Journal of Ophthalmology and others.

In 2020, a report for the American Academy of Ophthalmology stated the following: “We believe that our findings add strong support to the growing body of evidence that links long-term (Elmiron) use to the potential development of a toxic maculopathy.”

How can The Walters Law Firm help?

Our firm has successfully handled hundreds of medical cases including those involving defective prescription drugs. We can efficiently evaluate your potential claim and pursue legal action if warranted.

Our Process

If you experienced vision damage while taking Elmiron, we will make the process of evaluating a legal claim as smooth and efficient as possible.

We listen. Call our office at 1-800-684-0961 to tell one of our experienced attorneys about your situation. You may also complete the form above with as much detail as possible. There is no cost for our firm to evaluate your potential claim.

Our attorneys evaluate your case. Attorneys Lon Walters and Christin DiMartino of The Walters Law Firm have successfully handled hundreds of medical cases. We will evaluate the information you provide in addition to collecting and reviewing medical records if necessary.

Follow Up

Following our review, we will give you our opinion about your potential case.