The Effect of Anterior Corneal Incisions on Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) Incidence and Severity in Tamsulosin Treated Cataract Patients
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) may occur during cataract surgeries in patients treated with alpha 1 blockers. IFIS related to alpha 1 blocker Tamsulosin (used for prostate hypertrophy) was reported in 50-90% of patients. IFIS during surgery make the surgery more difficult and raise complication rate.
Using anterior corneal incisions was reported briefly in literature as a prophylactic means but was not studied prospectively. we believe (according to our clinical experience) that these anterior incisions do help to reduce the incidence and severity of IFIS signs and complications rate during surgeries.
|Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome||Procedure: anterior (more central) corneal paracentesis incision|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- the number of IFIS cases observed during operation. [ Time Frame: during the operations ]
- assessing the clinical grade of observed IFIS cases [ Time Frame: during the operations ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: anterior corneal incision||
Procedure: anterior (more central) corneal paracentesis incision
3 corneal paracentesis incisions will be located 1 mm anterior to the limbus.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01070602
|Meir Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Contact: Fani Segev, Md. 972-52-6995044|