Archive for June, 2006

Info for men taking flomax and having cataract surgery

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Millions of people are currently taking the drug flomax.  This drug is a alpha-adrenergic blocker that is used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).  Flomax causes the blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax and expand, so that blood passes through them more easily. This effect relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder [...]

Bay Area Keratoconus Web Site Complete

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Keratoconus is an eye disease that effects roughly one in a thousand people.  While it is rare, people who are affected can feel that they are helpless against the progression of the diesease.  It cause a gradual loss of vision as the cornea thins and weakens.  Vision becomes distorted and often untreatable with either glasses [...]

San Jose, Soccer, Football, and LASIK

Friday, June 30th, 2006

San Jose residents are enjoying soccer (aka football) during the World Cup 2006.  Many LASIK patients of Turner Eye Institute might wonder if having LASIK is a risk for soccer (football) players.  Is it safe for a soccer player to have LASIK? With soccer appreciation in San Jose being at an all-time high, many people [...]

San Jose, Soccer, Football, and LASIK

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

San Jose residents are enjoying soccer (aka football) during the World Cup 2006.  Many LASIK patients of Turner Eye Institute might wonder if having LASIK is a risk for soccer (football) players.  Is it safe for a soccer player to have LASIK? With soccer appreciation in San Jose being at an all-time high, many people [...]

LASIK and Sports in the San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

  Mnay people wonder after having wavefront LASIK how long before they can begin playing sports like football, basketball, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, walking, running, etc.  They wonder if LASIK weakens the eye or if they need to be extra careful when playing.  Let me answer this question about LASIK. The San Francisco Bay [...]

LASIK San Jose

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

    Throughout 30 years in practice, Dr. Stephen Turner has sought to provide the highest quality in eye care.  Following the introduction of LASIK eye surgery, Dr. Turner has been able to help thousands of individuals in San Jose and the greater Bay Area to realize a new independence from glasses and contact lenses.  With [...]

Label Change for Flomax Following Report of Cataract Surgery Complications

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — November 22, 2005 — The most commonly prescribed prostate drug may complicate cataract surgery in male patients? Two recent studies suspected this after conducting a recently published study that examined the incidence of Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) in their cataract surgery practices with patients using Flomax or similar medications. “Flomax does [...]

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery issues warning on use of Flomax

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Issues Physician Advisory on Flomax® Evidence Suggests Link Between Drug and Intraoperative Iris Complications Two separate prospective and retrospective studies totaling more than 1600 combined patients sought to characterize the features, the incidence, the cause, and the management of a new small pupil syndrome that they have [...]

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery issues warning on use of Flomax

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Issues Physician Advisory on Flomax® Evidence Suggests Link Between Drug and Intraoperative Iris Complications Two separate prospective and retrospective studies totaling more than 1600 combined patients sought to characterize the features, the incidence, the cause, and the management of a new small pupil syndrome that they have [...]

Link between Flomax use and Cataract Intraoperative Complications

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Flomax and cataract surgery (San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, San Jose, and Bay Area) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare professionals (particularly cataract surgeons) regarding the risk for intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during cataract surgery in patients treated with tamsulosin HCl (Flomax capsules) or other alpha-1 blockers. Male patients considering cataract surgery should [...]


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