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what to do if i have a trabeculectomy for high ocular pressure using local anaesthetic?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Please clarify the ?: Trabeculectomy surgery is commonly done under local anesthetic. Eye drops or a numbing injection will make you comfortable for the surgery.

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Can having a local anaesthetic at the dentist causes bygiminy?

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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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No- very safe: Dental anesthetics are used tens of thousands of times every day. As with any other health concerns, take the time to discuss it with your dentist and your md until you feel confident.
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Is it possible to get over-the-counter local anaesthetic?

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Yes: Lidocaine and Benzocaine are topical/local anesthetics. Also there are other things like freezing creams/sprays that help with topical anesthesia. The doses are much weaker than pharmaceutical grade but they can be quite effective.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about trabeculectomy for high ocular pressure using local anaesthetic?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Standard procedure: Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure used to create an alternate drainage for the internal eye fluids when the pressure is too high. It is usually done under local anesthesia, is practically painless, and has a high degree of success. Your surgeon can give you the details of how he does this.
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Could i choose to have local anaesthetic?

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Dr. Gustavo Diaz
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Depends: It depends on the procedure that you need to have done. Please let us know.
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Is it okay to smoke weed 12 hours before local anaesthetic?

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NO: not a good idea to mix two

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