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What kind of anesthesia do get for eye surgery?

What kind of anesthesia do get 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 more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

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What kind of anesthesia do they put u on for eye surgery?

What kind of anesthesia do they put u on for eye surgery?

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 (furosemide) or cataracts are done using local anesthetic and maybe sedation. ...Read more

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Why do they tape your eyes shut while on general anesthesia?

Why do they tape your eyes shut while on general anesthesia?

To prevent damage: To the cornea because the eyelids would otherwise be cracked open during general anesthesia. This would lead to dryness and corneal damage, which can then lead to infection. Blinking or closure of the eyelids is required to keep the surface of the eye lubricated and healthy. Take care. ...Read more

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Will a doctor give me anesthesia to my eyes while lasik operation?

Will a doctor give me anesthesia to my eyes while lasik operation?

Yes: Lasik is done with anesthetic eye drops. The light will be bright and you will feel some pressure briefly but no pain during the procedure ...Read more

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Can blood test be false negative for Lyme disease? Bulls eye bite on 8/16/13 but symptoms much worse since anesthesia from g.B. Removal on 10/11/13

Can blood test be false negative for Lyme disease? Bulls eye bite on 8/16/13 but symptoms much worse since anesthesia from g.B. Removal on 10/11/13

YES!!!: A bulls-eye rash is pathognomonic of lyme, meaning it alone generally proves you got it. Blood tests are notoriously unreliable for lyme-only half with lyme have a positive eia & the confirmatory western blot has many false negatives, esp. If not done by igenex, the only lab with a reliable test! Ultimately lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis. Treatment requires a comprehensive approach. See comment. ...Read more

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I'm getting my mole removed in a couple hours using an eye shaped incision. I will be under local anesthesia, will it hirt?

I'm getting my mole removed in a couple hours using an eye shaped incision. I will be under local anesthesia, will it hirt?

No: The worst part of the operation will be getting an injection of local anesthetic around the mole. Some surgeons will ask for some sedation to be given which will make the procedure more pleasant. ...Read more

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Noticing eye floaters three months after surgery under general anesthesia. Can drugs used for anesthesia cause eye problems such as floaters?

Noticing eye floaters three months after surgery under general anesthesia. Can drugs used for anesthesia cause eye problems such as floaters?

No: Commonly used drugs for anesthesia do not directly cause eye floaters. You should see an eye doctor as soon as possible if you notice a sudden increase in floaters, eye pain, changes in vision. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bruising to appear for the eye after local anesthesia?

How long does it take for bruising to appear for the eye after local anesthesia?

Instant: While injecting local anesthesia for plastic or eye surgery, very fine capillaries can be penetrated by the needle used to inject. Because the tissue around the eye is so soft, it's very easy for blood to spread out, resulting in bruising or a "black eye". This discoloration may last a few weeks. ...Read more

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Would there be a need to be under general anesthesia (sleeping) for a laser retinopexy of the eye?

Would there be a need to be under general anesthesia (sleeping) for a laser retinopexy of the eye?

Mostly not: This would be done under general only if there was the unlikely possibility or no possibility of cooperation. This would include the retarded, those with uncontrollable motor activity, fierce anxiety and of course youth. ...Read more

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Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery. Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.

Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery. Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.

Call your doctor: This may be a side effect due to a medication you are talking. Call your doctor and check. Otherwise, see an eye doc to find out what is going on. Glad the shoulder is doing fine! ...Read more

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What are expert opinions on having a face lift (neck and face but not eyes or forehead) under local anesthesia with sedation?

What are expert opinions on having a face lift (neck and face but not eyes or forehead) under local anesthesia with sedation?

No problem in the..: Right patient. In 26 years of practice, about 90% of the facelifts I have performed have been done with this type of anesthesia. Unless there is a medical reason not to do so, the choice of anesthesia (in my practice) is left up to the patient. ...Read more

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Hello Dr Tsai, my dad has just had a eye operation, however is suffering bladder retention after general anesthesia. How long can this be prolonged for?

See remark: I am sure he must have had some trouble voiding before the surgery.Within 24 hrs he should be able to void. General anesthesia "depresses " our strength, & function for usually short period of time after surgery. ...Read more

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Can eye floaters be caused by general anesthesia or swimming goggles?

Can eye floaters be caused by general anesthesia or swimming goggles?

No: Your floaters are inside your eyes' vitreous cavity and occur as a result of aging of the eye. Normally these gradually develop, but occasionally they can increase suddenly, usually associated with light flashes & a noticeable change in the quality of your vision. If this occurs, a dilated eye examination is important to rule out other problems causing the floaters, such as a tear in the retina. ...Read more

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Can I do the cataract eye surgery in a hospital under general anesthesia?

Can I do the cataract eye surgery in a hospital under general anesthesia?

Yes: Yes it can be done, but it is very rarely used. Usually local anesthesia is used with sedation, but for some people who can not stay still or get extremely confused, they can often be done with general anesthesia. The risk of general anesthesia is usually not worth it compared to sedation except in rare situations. ...Read more

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I have xylocaine (lidocaine) allergy what should be used for eye local anesthesia?

I have xylocaine (lidocaine) allergy what should be used for eye local anesthesia?

Talk to MD: There are other topical anesthetic agents that are not in the same class as xylocaine (lidocaine). Talk with your opthamologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I am having laser eye surgery I am a little nervous will I feel anything or am I under anesthesia please explain?

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 more

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In a typical cataract surgery, does the ophthalmologist give a needle anesthesia injection directly into the eye before surgery?

No: Most ophthalmologists use topical anesthesia that utilizes eye drops and ointment for anesthesia. In addition, during the surgery, many surgeons will squirt a little bit of anesthesia into the front of the eye near the start.

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I am worry about my period because it late for 8 day I had eye surgery before 3 week under G.A it can be due to anesthesia (not pregnancy)?

Possible: The stress to the system of general anesthesia and the drugs used with surgery can disturb the normal menstrual cycle. However, it is best to also check a pregnancy test to be sure any time your period is late or abnormal if you have had unprotected intercourse. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Following dental anesthesia, I have experienced temporary eye weakness, ptosis of eyelid, diplopia but always on the contralateral side. Why this side?

Following dental anesthesia, I have experienced temporary eye weakness, ptosis of eyelid, diplopia but always on the contralateral side. Why this side?

This concerns me: Am troubled by your description, as sounds like you have an issue with cranial nerve III, oculomotor, and this indeed could be associated with a problem at base of skull, such as an aneurysm, but could also be c/w a brainstem stroke. You need urgent MRI/ MRA. This has nothing to do with the dental event. Contact your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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What can cause eye pain?

What can cause eye pain?

Many things: Many things. Some related to the eye. Some with referred pain to the eye. See eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my eye pain?

What can I do to ease my eye pain?

Eye pain: Try artificial tears, warm compresses, ointment at night, and fish oil supplements (since the most common cause of eye discomfort is dry eye). If no improvement, see an eye doctor since it could be something serious. ...Read more

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What could be causing intense eye pain?

What could be causing intense eye pain?

Several things: Intense eye pain can be from angle closure glaucoma (associated with loss of vision), scleritis (very red eye), corneal ulcers (from contact lenses or trauma), iritis (worse in sunlight) and several other things. These are all serious problems and you should go to the er if you have this. ...Read more

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Is there eye pain after eye is removed?

Is there eye pain after eye is removed?

Yes: Taking out an eye that is usually itself blind ; painful will ultimately relieve the chronic pain that has been experienced. The surgery, whether evisceration or enucleation, will have anticipated postoperative pain that is generally mild to moderate. I prescribed a moderately strong narcotic for pain management which allows a comfortable recovery. ...Read more

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What could be causing my intense eye pain?

What could be causing my intense eye pain?

Many causes!: Abrasion, acute glaucoma, iritis, infection, foreign body etc. Get checked out very quickly to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to help my eye pain?

Are there any natural ways to help my eye pain?

Yes: Depends on cause, but if corneal, could try to keep the eyes closed, using cold compresses or soothing cold tears. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eye pain?

What is the definition or description of: Eye pain?

Eye pain: Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue with evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having eye pain and seeing flashes, what should I do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain after sleep?

What causes eye pain after sleep?

Eye pain after sleep: Eye pain after sleep can be due to: dry eye, foreign body, inflammation in eye, infection (in or around eye, including sinuses), headache/migraine. It is not normal to have eye pain so see your eyemd. More information: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more