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My sister is having downs syndrome doctors are suggesting general anesthesia for her cataract surgery?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract & General

If there is a risk a patient will move during surgery, become disoriented, confused, move their head, or if surgery is particularly risky general anesthesia is recommended.
If the cataract is "low risk", the patient can stay still & lie flat & can understand directions easily, local/topical anesthesia can be performed.

In brief: Cataract & General

If there is a risk a patient will move during surgery, become disoriented, confused, move their head, or if surgery is particularly risky general anesthesia is recommended.
If the cataract is "low risk", the patient can stay still & lie flat & can understand directions easily, local/topical anesthesia can be performed.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The only

reason they would want general anesthesia is if she was unable to cooperate under local and sedation

In brief: The only

reason they would want general anesthesia is if she was unable to cooperate under local and sedation
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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