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Due to severe anxiety, general anesthetic will be used for my cataract surgery. Will using this affect my recovery (other than taking a bit longer to become alert) or cause problems (i.e., macular edema) with my eye?

There should not be any increased risks of complications with general anesthesia versus topical anesthetic. Make sure to alert the anesthesiologist of all medications.

Answered by: Robert Melendez, MDDr. Robert Melendez

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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