By David F. Chang, MD
    Annual Meeting 2013
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    This is Part 1 of a 2-part series of videos from "Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome: Pearls for Management and Prevention," presented at the Academy's 2013 Annual Meeting. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) continues to challenge cataract surgeons. Multiple different surgical methods are discussed in detail, with the goal of arming surgeons with a range of complimentary strategies. These include intracameral alpha agonists, ophthalmic viscosurgical device strategies, phaco techniques, iris retractors, and pupil expansion devices, including the Malyugin ring. This presentation also reviews what is known about the pharmacologic basis and mechanism of IFIS. The objective of this presentation is to update anterior segment surgeons on the latest clinical information about benign hyperstatic hypertrophy pharmacology, and the preoperative and intraoperative management of IFIS.

    Part 1: Clinical Update on IFIS
    Part 2: Managing Flomax IFIS