Woman Loses Eyesight After Taking Tamiflu

Posted on Jan 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fox News

A 19-year-old woman is blind after taking Tamiflu — and she didn’t even have the H1N1 virus, London’s Daily Mail reported.

A National Health Services helpline advised Samantha Millard to take the medication, and within 72 hours Millard was in the hospital on life support.

Millard suffered from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, causing her skin to peel off, and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, which robbed the woman of her sight.

Hospital tests revealed Millard, of Bicester in Oxfordshire, England, never had the H1N1 virus.

Doctors told Millard it could take up to two years for her to recover, and they are not sure if her eyesight will return.

“It’s hard,” Millard said. “I can’t bathe myself, I can’t dress myself, I can’t watch films and I can’t read books.”