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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

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What kind of anasthesia are you given in an eye surgery?

Light sedation: Most cases that I have done have involved a little IV sedation along with local anesthetic on the eye. Discuss with your ophthalmologist what they use. ...Read more

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Rpk is a kind of eye surgery that the military provides to some active duty soldiers. when should I get the surgery after basic?

Rpk is a kind of eye surgery that the military provides to some active duty soldiers. when should I get the surgery after basic?

Military Surgery: There may be specific eligibility requirements & enrollment instructions for refractive eye surgery. So, I wouldn't just assume that this surgery will be done. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if it is possible to get some kind of lasik eye surgery after having a retina detachment?

Does anyone know if it is possible to get some kind of lasik eye surgery after having a retina detachment?

Very possible: It can be done for sure, but you need clearance from your retinal surgeon and from your lasik surgeon to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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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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Is a 14 year old too young to get eye surgery?

Is a 14 year old too young to get eye surgery?

Depends.: It depends on what type of eye surgery you are asking about. She is too young to have refractive eye surgery to correct her vision, but not too young to have surgery for crossed eyes, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get eye surgery to improve vision?

Is it safe to get eye surgery to improve vision?

Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to get cosmetic eye surgery. Is it better for me?

Yes: Many people who have cosmetic surgery have more self-confidence and a better feeling about themselves. Go for it! ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery leave any kind of mark?

Does laser eye surgery leave any kind of mark?

Yes and No: For refractive surgery - not any kind of mark that is visible to you or your acquaintances. ...Read more