Recent studies have linked the popular erectile dysfunction (ED) medications, Viagra, Cialis and Levitra to Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION).
What is Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION)?
NAION is a condition in with vision loss occurs due to damage to the optic nerve from a lack of blood supply. It is commonly called a stroke of the eye. NAION is the leading cause of vision loss for those over the age of 50. Nearly 8,000 people are affected by NAION yearly. Patients usually notice poor vision in one eye after awakening. Individuals suffering from NAION describe a haze or dark shadow obscuring either the upper or lower half of the vision in one eye. A few cases of NAION have involved total and permanent vision loss. One of the major risk factors in developing NAION involves cardiovascular risk factors. The most common are diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels.
Signs & Symptoms of NAION
The following is a list of signs and symptoms related to Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION):
- Permanent vision loss
- Color change in vision
- Blurred vision
- Heart disease
- Optic nerve disease
- Optic disc swelling
NAION Treatment Options
There is no treatment to reverse the damage of NAION but there are measures to prevent further damage. Controlling cardiovascular risk factors is one of the best ways of preventing further damage.
Do I Have a Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy or NAION Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Viagra, Cialis and Levitrs induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has taken any of these ED medications and since developed Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy or NAION, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dangerous Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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