Can cataract surgery be done without sedation?
JUL 10, 2019
My wife cannot have any sedation. Can she have cataract surgery without sedation? She has had other eye procedures performed with only local anesthesia.
Cataract surgery is usually done with local/topical (eye drops) anesthesia. She may have some slight discomfort at the beginning of the surgery, but many patients decide to have no intravenous (given into the vein) sedating medications.