taking an alpha-blocker can cause serious complications years later during cataract surgery

Who would have guessed that taking an alpha-blocker can cause serious complications years later during cataract surgery?

Alpha-blockers can lead to floppy iris syndrome during cataract surgery and therefore make the procedure considerably trickier.

This was first recognized with tamsulosin (Flomax, etc) and other alpha-blockers used for benign prostatic hypertrophy or hypertension.

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