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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the refractive surgery?

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Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Relax

Relax. Everybody gets anxious before undergoing any kind of eye surgery, especially elective refractive eye surgery.
The best thing your surgeon can do to alleviate your fears is to explain to you fully what you will experience undergoing the procedure, and what steps are taken to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Beyond that, you can take an oral medication to take the edge off your anxiety.

In brief: Relax

Relax. Everybody gets anxious before undergoing any kind of eye surgery, especially elective refractive eye surgery.
The best thing your surgeon can do to alleviate your fears is to explain to you fully what you will experience undergoing the procedure, and what steps are taken to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Beyond that, you can take an oral medication to take the edge off your anxiety.
Dr. David G. O'Day
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most refractive surgeons will usually offer a benzodiazepene (vailum, ativan, Xanax (alprazolam) or some similar medication) to their patients in order to calm them and to allow them to sleep after the procedure.
Ask your surgeon before the day of surgery whether he/she will offer you a sedative.

In brief: Yes

Most refractive surgeons will usually offer a benzodiazepene (vailum, ativan, Xanax (alprazolam) or some similar medication) to their patients in order to calm them and to allow them to sleep after the procedure.
Ask your surgeon before the day of surgery whether he/she will offer you a sedative.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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