Solving the '-osin' mystery

Jackson, Mitchell A.
June 2013
Ocular Surgery News;6/10/2013, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of thorough preoperative planning to avoid potential complications related to intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during and after cataract surgery. The author explains that IFIS can result from the systemic use of alpha-1 adrenergic antagonists used in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy, whose generic names end with the suffix -osin. According to the author, a change to bimanual microincisional cataract surgery lessens IFIS.


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