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My Urologist prescribed Rapafl for me and I have found out

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My Urologist prescribed Rapafl for me and I have found out it affects cataract surgery. Can this be accounted for in upcoming cataract surgery?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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oops! You accepted too fast. :o) This drug can cause something called "floopy iris" which can make cataract surgery more complicated. This can cause your iris (the colored part of your eye) to become lodged, or sucked into, the instrument tip (phaco tip) during your cataract removal. If the eye surgeon knows about this possibility prior to surgery she can take special precautions to avoid problems. This side effect of Rapaflo, while it can make cataract surgery more difficult for your surgeon, does NOT mean that you are unable to have your cataract removed. Does this make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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