Mitomycin ophthalmic Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to mitomycin ophthalmic: topical application pad, topical application powder for solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by mitomycin ophthalmic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking mitomycin ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common:
- blurred vision or other change in vision
- decreased vision
- dislocated eye implants
- eye pain
- eye redness
- flashes of light or floaters in vision
- irritation or inflammation of the eye
- seeing flashes or sparks of light
- seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
- tearing of the eyes
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with mitomycin ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common:
- Opening of the surgical wound
- raising of the upper eyelid
- sensitivity of the eyes to light
- throbbing pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mitomycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic kit
Ocular side effects have included bleb ulceration, chronic bleb leak, encapsulated/cystic bleb, bleb related infection, wound dehiscence, conjunctival necrosis, thin walled bleb, corneal endothelial damage, epithelial defect, anterior synechiae, superficial punctuate keratitis, Descemets detachment, induced astigmatism, choroidal reactions (choroidal detachment, choroidal effusion, serous choroidal detachment, suprachoroidal hemorrhage, hypotony maculopathy, presence of supraciliochoroidal fluid, hypoechogenic suprachoroidal effusion), iritis inflammation, fibrin reaction, cataract development, cataract progression, capsule opacification, capsular constriction and/or capsulotomy rupture, posterior synechiae, retinal pigment epithelial tear, retinal detachment (serous and rhegmatogenous), hyphema, central retinal vein occlusion, hemiretinal vein occlusion, retinal hemorrhage, vitreal hemorrhage and blood clot, subconjunctival hemorrhage, disk hemorrhage, macular edema, sclera thinning or ulceration, intraocular lens capture, disk swelling, malignant glaucoma, lacrimal drainage system obstruction, ciliary block, corneal vascularization, visual acuity decrease, cystic conjunctival degeneration, upper eyelid retraction, dislocated implants, and severe loss of vision.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Mitosol (mitoMYcin ophthalmic)." Mobius Therapeutics, St. Loius, MO.
Not all side effects for mitomycin ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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