Women should not be discounted as IFIS suspects

Wolf, Eric J.; Wolf, Kenneth J.
July 2008
Ocular Surgery News;7/10/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 13, p36
Academic Journal
The article states that an important aspect of dealing with intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) is anticicipating which cases are possibly to be complicated by a floppy iris. Among techniques to treat IFIS include preoperative medications and utilizing mechanical iris retractors during the procedure. It reveals that most of patients prescribed tamsulosin are men with benign prostatic hyperplasia. It describes the case of an old female patient who developed clinical IFIS during cataract extraction.


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