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Question:
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?

Answer:
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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