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Or it could go 80's rock; "Shot in the eye, and I'm to blame, baby, I give staplers an bad name..."
What lenses? Fixed distance, fixed monofocal, other?
It's good magic!
It was like a 60s psychedelic movie when they obliterated the leftovers! Complete with sound effects!
You get a super psychedelic effect when they do an optic nerve block (anesthesia) and it starts to wear off. Usually for cataract surgery they just deaden the front of the eye. You're awake throughout the whole procedure (although under sedation). That's because the doctor is going to ask for your cooperation at certain stages.
Thank you for this very important information.
Lachrymal (tear) duct communicates to the nasal sinuses as well as to the outside. This can trigger a "swallow" reflex meant to clear sinus drainage. It's a noted instance in using the eyelid prop that one of the prongs can cause this.
That being said, color me happy that I was clean out for both surgeries. Mind, things near my eyes give me te flat heebiejeeebies like nothing else. (Visiting the retina doc takes some iron disciple on my part.)
My Doc gave either Vicodin or Valium (I can not remember)…regardless, I got a doggie downer for both…it helps! I am right there with @CapnMac … do not mess with my eyes…
Yup. Cataract surgery is child's play compared to things involving the back of the eye -- vitrectomies, retinal detachments, photocoagulation, etc. Be thankful if you don't need these things.
I don't know if it made me less anxious because it is causes amnesia and I could not remember what happened in there. There are several hilarious stories about me still under the influence after the procedure.
Trying to check my reflexes and nerve sensitivity coming out of anesthesia for back surgery they recorded my responses to the questions...My profanity and verbal abuse was historic.
Nobody confessed the names of my tormentors though. They were long gone before I woke in recovery.
Comments like "possession! " " Demons! " etc.
Since my wife's laser cataract surgery, she has had to have "prisms" in the upper lenses of her bifocals, along with a small amount of correction in the lower lenses for reading. Is "double vision" what the prisms are for? Just curious.
I was fine until about the second he started to dissolve my lens, and it got worse and worse. I was totally fine the first time, and I was pretty embarrassed by the whole thing. The doctor laughed about t afterwards, but I could tell he was a little irritated by my gulping like a fish before I just fought it off and decided to tough it out. The only time I was like that was when I had a root canal and it wasn't the first one, it was about the 5th one I had and it was by far the worst. The pain was just horrible and during the last few minutes of it, I was fighting the urge to bail out, and was wanting to swallow over and over again. My dentist is a kind of sarcastic guy and he was laughing at my struggles and asked me what kind of fish I wanted to be.
Well, maybe that eyelid prop did it, all I know it was very unpleasant. When I first started having the deterioration in my right eye, I began looking at cataract surgeries on YT, and the cutting part did kind of freak me out, but if my mom could be awake through it, I could make it too. I watched so many of them, I got desensitized, I guess.
A coworker of mine had her first eye done 2 weeks ago, and the second one on Monday. I would imagine she did fine, and I will find out in the morning when she comes in. She has no memory of the first eye being done at all.
Let me be clear with my question.
Some prefer to remain awake but to have enough of a sedative being administered in order to make it a very calm, laid-back experience.
Some prefer to be totally knocked-out and not remember anything.
Almost all get a little Valium before the surgery and then get a drip that will lead to one of the two above.
Has anyone here opted to receive no drip, no liquid sedative of any kind during the surgery? In other words wide awake and feeling everything.
Mine was very similar…
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