Letters Lower urinary symptoms in men

Older men: cataracts v prostates

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3446 (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3446
  1. Lucy L J Howe, consultant ophthalmic surgeon1
  1. 1Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust DT1 2JY
  1. lucy.howe{at}dchft.nhs.uk

    Recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men recommend α blockers for moderate to severe urinary symptoms.1 2 Ophthalmic surgeons have long been concerned about the potentially deleterious effects of α blockers on cataract surgery. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) occurs in about 3% …

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