Monday, November 14, 2011

Sedation & Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery

Question: I have a question regarding anesthesia and sedation for cataract surgery. I am scheduled to see an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery. My daughter-in-law works in the office and when I asked her what they use for sedation she said they give you "happy pills". I have an cervical essential head tremor and cervical dystonia and I am claustrophobic, so I hope they will use a deeper sedation so they will not have to deal with my head shaking. Can you help answer this question for me? Thank you for your help.

Answer: While the most common types of anesthesia and sedation for Cataract Surgery might be eye drops and a tablet to help you relax, top Cataract Surgeons evaluate the needs of each and every patients as individuals in order to determine the best approach to sedation and anesthesia. That is to say that they have a wide choice of how to make patients most comfortable and provide a quick, safe Cataract removal for patients based on their individual situation. Trust your Cataract Surgeon to discuss your needs and make the appropriate choices with and for you.

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