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Topical Anesthesia

Topical anesthesia is administered through eye drops. It offers many benefits to patients, but mainly it eliminates injections or general anaesthetic. Some patient prefer a general anaesthetic.

By using topical anesthesia, the patient retains the ability to move their eye and eyelids, so no patch is necessary and the patient can start using the new vision shortly after surgery. A clear shield is usually placed over the eye for the first day.

The vision may not be clear immediately but if not, it becomes clearer within a few days and spectacles where required will usually be prescribed within 2-3 weeks of the operation .


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