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
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 .