Selective, non-selective alpha blockers present risk for IFIS during cataract surgery

SEATTLE — Both selective and non-selective alpha blockers taken before cataract surgery were associated with intraoperative floppy iris syndrome in a retrospective study of a large Veterans Health Administration database, according to a poster here.“Altogether, complication rates were fairly low,” David E. Vollman, MD, told Ocular Surgery News at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.

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