Is Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome a Side Effect of Cardura?
November 11, 2010
Earlier this year, the FDA approved safety labeling revisions for Cardura to warn of the risk for intraoperative floppy iris syndrome during cataract surgery in patients receiving or previously treated with this or other alpha-1 blockers. It recommended that ophthalmologists attempt to minimize the consequences of IFIS via surgical techniques, including use of iris hooks, iris dilator rings, or viscoelastic devices such as Healon 5.
I just had a case where Cardura caused IFIS in a female patient. Colleagues, take note!
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