Call the eye doctor before starting Flomax!

07Apr10

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), and the American Optometric Association (AOA) have joined forces to educate to all prescribers of Flomax of the increased incidence of complications with cataract surgery in patients previously or currently treated with Flomax-like medications.  A recent survey of cataract surgeons themselves showed the majority of surgeons report that Flomax:

1. Makes cataract surgery more difficult and

2. Increases the risk of surgery

The majority of these surgeons:

1. Recommend a pre-treatment of ophthalmic evaluation before starting or sampling Flomax

2. If they themselves had mildly symptomatic cataracts, they would avoid taking Flomax or would have their cataract removed before the first dose.

Moral of the story….if you are contemplating beginning Flomax or Flomax-like medication, and have cataracts that need to removed, consult your Ophthalmologist first.

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One Response to “Call the eye doctor before starting Flomax!”

  1. It’s definitely correct! consult your Ophthalmologist first.

    Flomax/Flomax side effects


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