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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and under the guidelines of the Health Officer of the Alameda and Contra-Costa Counties, our offices are open to provide eye and vision care.

Please keep in mind that in order to maintain social distancing protocols and to limit further transmission of the virus, we will be working with a reduced staff and seeing a fewer number of patients as compared to our “normal” schedule. Priority will be given to the most urgent medical cases. We will be implementing a number of measures (including altered check-in/check-out procedures, limiting the number of patients in the office and waiting room, face covering for all persons, temperature screening, etc) that will change your experience in the office. In addition, we will be ramping up our already strict disinfection policies and we will continue to monitor and abide by all local, state and, federal guidelines. Please bear with us through this new reality as these changes are designed to protect you and our staff.

We hope to see you soon and appreciate your trust in us to continue to meet your eye care needs. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team

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Info for men taking flomax and having cataract surgery

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 neck, making it easier to urinate.

The use of Flomax has been associated with complication during cataract surgery as well. These complications can likely be avoided if your eye doctor is warned ahead of time that you are taking Flomax. If you are considering cataract surgery, tell your eye doctor that you are currently taking Flomax. The surgeon can then take appropriate precations to provide you with a safer procedure.

If you think that you might be having symptoms of cataracts (blurry vision, difficulty seeing in dim light, loss of contrast, etc.), contact Turner Eye Institute. A trained counselor can discuss these symptoms for you and suggest the correct path to give you the best medical eye care available.