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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.