EyeWiki:Featured article/June 15, 2020

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Featured Article for June 14, 2020

Intraoperative Management of Iris Prolapse

Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) is a well identified condition which was described by Chang and Campbell in 2005. This condition is most frequently encountered during cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) in patients who have a history of alpha1-anatgonist agents such as Tamsulosin (Flomax) and similar agents either actively or in the past. This condition may be associated with an increased rate of surgical complications (i.e. vitreous loss, posterior capsular rupture, dropped nuclear fragments or iris tissue loss/trauma). Pre-operative anticipation of IFIS by an experienced surgeon can dramatically decrease complication rates.