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Flomax Study for Floppy Iris Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roni Shtein, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: December 2, 2010
Last updated: April 24, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
Some men who have a history of use of Tamsulosin (Flomax) are at risk for a condition called Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome that can develop during otherwise routine cataract surgery. It is not fully understood why this condition develops or who is at risk for developing it. In this study the investigators will take pictures of the iris and iris blood vessels before cataract surgery. The investigators hope that the results of this study will provide a better understanding of how Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome develops and give us a non-surgical way of figuring out who might develop this problem during surgery.

Floppy Iris Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Diagnostic Imaging for Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Roni Shtein, University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome [ Time Frame: during cataract surgery ]

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Male patients scheduled for cataract surgery with current or past use of Flomax
Male adult patients scheduled for cataract surgery with no history of Flomax use

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult male patients seen and scheduled for cataract surgery at the Kellogg eye Centers in Ann Arbor, Livonia and Brighton campuses.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male
  • 18 years or older
  • Scheduled for Cataract Surgery
  • Current or Past use of Tamsulosin (flomax)
  • Blue colored iris

For controls, no history of Flomax

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Females
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Use of medicated eye drops
  • Trauma or prior surgery to the eye
  • Black or brown iris
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01252472

United States, Michigan
Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Roni Shtein, MD University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Roni Shtein, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01252472     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00039333
Study First Received: December 2, 2010
Last Updated: April 24, 2015

Keywords provided by Roni Shtein, University of Michigan:
Floppy iris Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Urological Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017