|To your good health: Prostate meds can affect cataract surgery risk|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am nearing 70 and have been on Flomax (tamsolusin) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate) for three years. My ophthalmologist would like me to be on another medicine in order to avoid complications during cataract surgery for patients using Flomax. I raised this issue with my regular doctor and received terazosin (Hytrin or Zayasel). My ophthalmologist says this also can affect pupils during cataract surgery, and is being extra cautious even though no mention has been made of surgery in the near future.
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