The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.


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Episode 22: Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome

by Christopher Starr MD, Terry Kim MD

In episode 22, moderator Christopher Starr, MD, speaks with Terry Kim, MD, associate director of cornea and refractive surgery services at Duke University Eye Center, about a study he published in 2010 exploring the link between intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) and tamsulosin use. The findings from the cadaver eye study indicated that patients who were treated with tamsulosin had statistically significant thinner iris dilator muscle thickness.

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