I used the transderm-scop patch for a week about a year ago while on a small fishing boat. My vision became quite blurred by the end of the trip... so bad I couldn't read the numbers on my cellphone, etc. Once I took off the patch, my vision improved substantially... but never seemed to return to normal. I now need reading glasses at times. Is it coincidence that my eyes changed at the same time? I was 45 years old at the time.
Eye problems have been reported, but not permanent vision loss.
Mention it to your eye specialist at your next visit.
YES!!! I used the Scopolamine patch on and off over a one-year period of time while living on a boat in the South Pacific. I have been home now for about a year and a half and noticed immediately that my vision was permanently damaged. I now require reading glasses to view my phone, a menu, or any writing at all and I'm only 36. I was 34 at the time we left on the boat trip and had excellent vision. While on the patch my vision would get horribly blurry, but would get better once the patch was removed, but this damage is now permanent and I KNOW it was due to the Scop. patch. It was the only sea-sickness medication that truly worked for me, but I don't believe it was worth the loss of my vision at such a young age. Please think very carefully before using this drug, even if using only once. Thanks.
It happened to me too. I forgot I had the patch on & one day I couldnt focus at all. I was so scared I went to the ER. Ince we discovered it was thale patch, I went to an eye doctor. It took a few days before I could focus again. That was over a year ago. Now I have constant problems focusing. Some days are worse than others. I cant see far and I cant see near. Sometimes I cant even see my computer screen which means I have a hard time working. It is horrible.
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