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Eye Pain After Anesthesia
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
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
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
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
I'm getting my mole removed in a couple hours using an eye shaped incision. I will be under local anesthesia, will it hirt?
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
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
Would there be a need to be under general anesthesia (sleeping) for a laser retinopexy of the eye?
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
What are expert opinions on having a face lift (neck and face but not eyes or forehead) under local anesthesia with sedation?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: They will either use general anesthesia or deep sedation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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