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Although most people do not experience problems after receiving mitomycin ophthalmic, side effects can still occur. Some of the potential problems include abnormal bleeding in the eye, loss of vision, and low eye pressure. In most cases, reactions are minor; however, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop headaches, sensitivity to light, or blurred vision.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Mitomycin Ophthalmic

Just like any medicine, mitomycin ophthalmic (Mitosol®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with mitomycin ophthalmic. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Mitomycin Ophthalmic Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of mitomycin ophthalmic are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Pain, burning, or irritation in or around the eye
  • Clouded, blurred, or decreased vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Headache
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Bloodshot or red eyes
  • Feeling like something is in the eye
  • Seeing "halos" or "floaters"
  • Bright flashes of light
  • Watery eyes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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