my eye doctor told me not to stop taking Flomax because the eye damage has been done. what kind of eye damage could have been done, if any?
It can prevent the pupil from dilating and it can also cause floppy iris syndrome. This can cause problems if you are due to have cataract surgery. The eye can misbehave and make the surgery difficult. You may need to stop taking Flomax for a short while if you are needing cataract surgery.
Alpha blockers like Flomax relax the smooth muscle of the iris in the eye and can lead to complications during cataract surgery.
- Flomax Information for Consumers
- Flomax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flomax (detailed)
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