Macular Edema and Vision Loss Could Be Drug Side Effect

Macular edema is swelling or thickening of the center of the retina (called the macula). It affects the center of your vision with symptoms that can include blurry vision, wavy vision, color distortions, changes in the apparent size of objects or letters, or a blind spot. Macular Edema and Vision Loss Are Symptoms Of Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.

But they could also be a drug side effect.

Avandia is used to treat diabetes. It helps lower blood sugar by making your cells more receptive to insulin. Side effects can include heart failure, heart attack, chest pains, weight gain, water retention, bone fractures, anemia, hypoglycemia, liver problems, macular edema, and vision loss.

Advair is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains a steroid and a bronchial dilator. There is a high correlation between the use of steroid medications and CSR which causes macular edema and vision loss. Other side effects of Advair include wheezing, difficulty breathing, tremors, rapid heart rate, chest pain, fever, chills, blurred vision, eye pain, and mouth and lip sores.

Hydrocortisone Cream are used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema and other rashes. They reduce inflammation. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid and, therefore, may cause CSR. Other side effects can include atrophy of the skin, loss of pigmentation, and damage to the adrenal system.

Latanoprost (Xalatan) is used to treat glaucoma by increasing the outflow of fluid from the eye to decrease intraocular pressure. Side effects can include macular edema, vision loss, blurred vision, eye irritation, thicker eyelashes, darker eyelashes, eye pain, cold or flu-like symptoms, muscle pain, joint pain, and back pain.

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One Response to Macular Edema and Vision Loss Could Be Drug Side Effect

  1. Chuck says:

    To me, some side effects of drugs outweigh the benefits. Thanks for the information!

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