I recently had successful cataract surgery. During the pre-op session, it was noted that I had prostate surgery three years ago and I was asked if I took Flomax prior to the surgery. The answer was yes, for two years. During the cataract surgery,I had a vague memory of the surgeon talking to another doctor about Flomax. During the post-op I asked about it, and was told I had Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome, something about the 'smooth' muscles being affected by Flomax, making cataract surgery more difficult, but he was prepared for that eventuality. He was surprised that I still had this syndrome so long after discontinuing the drug. My questions...
Did the drug Flomax have anything to do with the formation of Cataracts? The cataracts formed very quickly.
Should I be concerned that Flomax affected other parts of my eyes as well?
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