University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Suture Iris Reconstruction after Flomax Damage

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD; Rob Dinn, MD

Here we show a case where we placed a secondary Intraocular Lens after doing another case that was aborted due to severe IFIS (intraoperative floppy iris syndrome) from Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride). The Intraocular Lens was placed with the aid of OVD (Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device) and iris hooks. MST Ahmed Duet micro scissors and forceps were used. A Z-plasty was used to reconstruct the pupil in an attempt to reduce glare from the missing iris. The Intraocular Lens remained centered, and the cosmetic result was adequate.

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Length: 7:33

last updated: 06-01-2007


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