International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)

Incidence and risk factors of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome


Neha Shilpy, Ujwal Kumar, Dhaval Bharatkumar Patel

Purpose: To study the incidence and risk factors of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted at a private hospital. Detail history and examination data were reviewed for all the patients who underwent phacoemulsification during October 2017 to March 2019. Patients were divided into IFIS and non- IFIS group. The risk factors like alpha blocker use, diabetes and hypertension were statistically analysed in the two groups. Results: 158 patients were operated during the study period. IFIS was observed in 8 patients (5.06%). Male gender (P = 0.04), hypertension (P = 0.01) and tamsulosin intake (P = <0.0001) were significant risk factors for IFIS, while the risk was not significant in diabetics (P = 0.98) and in patients on silodosin (P = 0.69). Conclusion: IFIS has a higher incidence in Indian population. Unlike tamsulosin, silodosin is not a significant risk factor. Male gender and hypertension are other significant risk factors.
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How to cite this article:
Neha Shilpy, Ujwal Kumar, Dhaval Bharatkumar Patel. Incidence and risk factors of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 34-36
International Journal of Medical and Health Research