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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can an eye doctor use nitrous oxide during a regular eye exam? i have quadriplegic cerebral palsy and i use nitrous oxide during my dental cleanings. it really helps me control my uncontrolled movements.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can=yes/will=?: I know of no eye doctor or other regular practitioner that would keep nitrous oxide around for use. You can contact various offices & ask, but I would be surprised if any would. The paperwork & storage requirement for something like this they would seldom if ever use would make having it the exception not the rule.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nitrous Oxide: Dentists routinely use nitrous oxide in their offices, not so much for physicians. Discuss your concerns with your physician. He/she may have alternatives to N2O. Bringing in an anesthesiologist would probably not be a viable option.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Nitrous: Probably not an option. Eye doctors do not have the training or equipment to administer Nitrous Oxide. Talk to your Ophthalmologist. He/she will have viable solutions to your problem.

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