tamsulosin

This is the active ingredient in Flomax, the  medication used to help with urinary flow in men with prostate enlargement.  Our main concern with this drug is that it can cause floppy iris syndrome during cataract surgery. Floppy iris syndrome is when the iris undulates and moves during a cataract operation and is a potential cause for complications.

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Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:

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