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Anesthesia For Eye Surgery
It depends: This depends on the type of surgery. Many eye surgeries such as lasik and cataract surgery only use topical drops for anesthesia. Sometimes the topical drops are supplemented with mild sedation from IV medication or oral sedatives. Other eye surgeries such as retinal surgeries will have a local anesthesia with an injection around the eye. In rare cases we will use general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: Depending on the type of eye surgery, you may have local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia. Often, heavy sedation is used to perform an "eye block" for anesthesia, and then you receive light sedation for comfort. Few more complex or emergent eye procedures require general anesthesia. Most common eye surgeries such as Lasix or cataracts are done using local anesthetic and maybe sedation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Noticing eye floaters three months after surgery under general anesthesia. Can drugs used for anesthesia cause eye problems such as floaters?
Can blood test be false negative for Lyme disease?Had bulls eye bite around 8/16/13 but symptoms much worse after surgery (had anesthesia) on 10/11/3
I am having laser eye surgery I am a little nervous will I feel anything or am I under anesthesia please explain?
No worries!: Most laser procedures are completely painless but it depends on the type of laser. PRP laser for diabetic retinopathy, can feel achy as 1200 spots of laser are applied to the peripheral retina, so if you're having this laser you might need a retro bulbar block. Yag capsulotomy, on the other hand, is entirely painless, no block needed. Ask your doc questions and feel less worried! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery . Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.
Can i get general anesthesia for epiphora surgery? I need to have surgery for epiphora, where the doctor will put a tube in to stop my eyes watering all the time. Can this be done under general anesthesia? The idea of being awake for this procedure frigh
< 1/200K cataract: If you mean cataracts? <1 in 200, 000. How many patients went to hospital post op from eye center in last 2 yrs. How many stay after at eye facility > two hours. This will give you an idea of the safety. Worse things than death happen. Avoid a facility with a rate of more than one per 2000 for any answer from above q's. How many get nausea? < 1 per 150 is good. Other surg? Very different #'s. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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