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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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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?

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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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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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 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

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What type of laser eye surgery technique is the newest out there?

What type of laser eye surgery technique is the newest out there?

Custom LASIK: Laser vision correction is a broad term that describes surgery to reshape the cornea & reduce the need for contact lenses or glasses. Both surface ablation (prk/lasek/epi-lasik) & lasik are available. Surface ablation is a very safe procedure that requires 4 to 5 days for visual recovery. Lasik results in faster visual recovery, & is also safe. New innovations include a femtosecond lasik flap. ...Read more

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What type of corrective eye surgery is least likely to leave a scar?

What type of corrective eye surgery is least likely to leave a scar?

Unlikely: Scarring is very unlikely with all modern refractive surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon on a good candidate. Certain risk factors can make scarring more likely with a procedure named prk but overall the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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