No, almost never
Unless a patient has severe anxiety
or tremors, they don't have to be asleep.
Most people can hold still for the less-than 10 minutes that it takes if their surgeon can talk them through it well. The only other patients who need to sleep
for surgery only need to sleep during the injected anesthetic
....Which most of us are moving away from. We use eye
drops and gels to control pain.
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