Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome occurred in approximately 2% of a cataract surgery population and appeared to be caused by tamsulosin, a systemic sympathetic alpha-1A antagonist medication that is the most frequently prescribed medication for benign prostatic hypertrophy.
The male population that uses Flomax has some ungodly percentage of thie floppy iris syndrome. Flomax is used with men that have prostrate problems.
Nowhere is there an indication that I can find that I should have this. None of the meds I take, nothing, but, I DO!!!
So here is the poor pitiful person after her cataract surgery today. No makeup, patched eye, hair in great disarray.
I was supposed to have this surgery last week and I didn't get my hair cut or re-purpled because I wanted to wait until the surgery was done. I intend to get it taken care of this week. Well, Aud, in one of her HSN moments, ordered this volume shampoo, conditioner, and concrete pomade. She has been bugging me for a month to use it so last night I did. Hah! My hair feels like it is glued together, I want to wash it out, and now I can't for a couple of days, lol.
Do you feel sorry for me yet? lol, well, no need. I have enough for all of us.
The surgery went well, it lasted over an hour of course, and Doc explained about this iris crap. She put me under long enough to give me a local in the eye area and then woke me up to do the surgery. That was rather interesting. Not fun, but interesting. Evidently, when my iris is touched it starts moving around, and she went to great lengths to keep it from getting in the way as she removed the cataract. I intend to ask her tomorrow on followup if she used a dremel tool to remove the cataract, I swear I heard something that sounded like a dentist tool, lol.
And, of course, it is going to take a good two weeks for my iris to settle back down because they don't like to be fiddled with. I think that means a month or more, knowing my luck.
Looking on the bright side, she did fix the astigmatism (I don't think that is spelled right, sorry). So, it is done at least, perhaps one of these days I will be able to see real good. Hope springs eternal.
Thanks to everyone who sent me good wishes. I really appreciate them.
And if anyone wants to know more about this floppy iris stuff, there is a plethora of info on google, including some fascinating U-Tube videos, lol.