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.
The exact same thing happened to me. My eyes have always been fine, I've never needed glasses. Used the patch on a cruise, on the third day my eyes became so blurry I couldn't see anything close up. After removing the patch it improved somewhat, but it's now been a year and my vision never returned to what it was before that trip. It seems to be permanently damaged. My eye doctor (who I get an eye exam from every year hoping to prevent this type of issue) said it is likely from the patch.
Yes scopolamine will give you blurred vision but normally just for a short while, they will clear up.
I have vertigo every day. So I have been using Scopolamine for the past 7 years (every day )
You need to review every thing you can find about this drug. For me the side effects were must less
than bing sick everyday.
Good luck, I hope you get over blurred vision
Well good to know I'm not crazy and not alone! 4 years ago I had my 4th n final child and had a tummy tuck... they put the patch behind my ear and from that moment on I lost my close up vision. Everything in my view is blurry unless it's 4 feet away. I thought is this purely coincidental since I'm 43? No it wasn't. I had perfect vision and then gone in an instant. I have the iPhone plus and I still need those damn glasses! But it isn't just for reading, my vision is blurry for anything that comes into my view close up. Oh how I wish I never took that patch. We should file a lawsuit :(
I used the patch for 7 weeks to stop me from being dizzy and passing out (vasovagal syncope). I changed it every 3 days, putting it behind the other ear each time. The blurred vision was always worse on the first day. I stopped using it 10 weeks ago because of the blurred vision. I have recently been to the optician and my eyesight has deteriorated significantly for both reading and distance. I was using reading glasses before but now need distance glasses and a much stronger reading prescription. Even with the glasses, I still find it hard to focus, especially when reading from a phone or computer screen. It's like there are white spots that come and go. Admittedly I did start passing out again when I stopped using it, but I now have a pacemaker which has stopped that happening.
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