Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS), a potential complication of cataract removal surgery, was first reported in 2005 and is thought to be mediated by atrophy of the iris dila...
Inquire about use of tamsulosin, other α-blockers, especially in male patients with known BPH.
Review patient use of other medications linked to IFIS.
Attention should be paid to signif...
Management begins with prevention (1)[B].
Prior to cataract surgery, men and women should be screened for any current or prior use of medications associated with IFIS (4).
In general, 3 months postoperative observation is recommended.
418801006 intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (disorder)
420545001 Tamsulosin-associated floppy iris syndrome
IFIS is a potential complication of cataract removal surgery and is distinguished by the intraoperative triad of a flaccid iris seen to billow during surgery, hence the floppy iris, wh...
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