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Study Links Flomax Use to Cataract Surgery Complications
Monday, May 25th, 2009

As reported on the ophthalmology blog, EyeDocNews, a recent study has shown that that taking tamsulosin (a drug better known as Flomax) for certain prostate conditions within two weeks of cataract surgery poses an increased risk of serious postoperative complications.

Specifically, according to researcher Chaim Bell, M.D., Ph.D., of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues, patients who filled a prescription for Flomax shortly before cataract surgery were 2.33 times more likely to receive postoperative treatment for retinal detachment, lost lens or fragment, or endophthalmitis than men with no exposure to the drug.

If you or a loved has been taking Flomax and experienced complications after cataract surgery, the medication error lawyers at our Portland offices can help you evaluate your legal options.

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One Response to “Study Links Flomax Use to Cataract Surgery Complications”

  1. mukesh says:

    I was 35 years when I came to know that I was suffering from Posterior Polar Cataract and cataract surgery is needed, as per Dr’s advice I had undergone cataract surgery in Sept.2007 but after 20 days of surgery I feel blurred vision and treating doctor immediately given me some antibiotics/steriods to control and retina specialist also has seen and said that few cells appears in the operated eye this procedures takes sometime and problem may be dissolved and this procedure takes 90 days and I regulary visited the treating doctor but no improvement was in the vision sometimes it becomes clear and after some days blurred vision again occurs and then I visited pgi chandigarh to consult further. there Sr.Dr. was on leave and junior doctor said this is the infection and after discussions with the treating doctor at local he put some injections and said to come tomorrow for indoor treatment is needed for vetrectomy, then, immeidately I flown to shankar netrayala madras by air and they also said that not to worry at this stage wait for week then I came back to residence and daily contacted the local treating doctor and specialist (from Sankar Netrayala who is practising local) who opined on 4th day that immeidate operation is needed to save the eye, then I take a decision to operate locally but in due course again vision was clear and I consulted another doctor(Trained at Sankar Netrayala) who said you should proceed to Chennai so I proceeded immediately by air to Shankar Netralaya where two operations were made and I was hospitalised there for 15 days and IOL removed in 2nd operation and I came to know that I lost my eye permanently. Please advise me on which part I was lacking? (or) this is the gross negligence of treating doctor?
    Please give me your advise immeidately.

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