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I've been on Flomax (tamsulosin) for around a year now with generally beneficial effects on my BPH symptoms. I had cataract surgery on my right eye about 18 months ago with no problems. My optician has now referred me for surgery on my left eye and I have an appointment with the consultant opthalmic surgeon later this month. If he agrees that surgery is required I'm guessing it could be scheduled for December or January under our UK NHS system.
I'm aware that Flomax has a side effect known as "floppy iris syndrome" (FIS) which effects the integrity of the iris and can lead to complications during cataract surgery.
Has anyone the the BPH community had to deal with this as an issue? If Flomax treatment is halted for a period before surgery will that reverse the FIS? Would switching to another alpha blocker eg alfuzosin be another way to reduce/remove the FIS symptoms?
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