Pain Relief During Eye Surgery

Most eye surgery operations will usually require the patient to undergo a local anaesthetic and for this reason you will in most cases be awake throughout the operation. The corrective surgery will usually be done one eye at a time and the pain is really minimal or non-existent. Plus, the surgeons will usually administer a sedative to keep you relaxed against the strain of the props used to keep your eyelid open, etc.

Pain Relief During Eye Surgery

The pain relief during eye surgery is usually in the form of eye drops and tablets given to you before the operation begins.  You might experience a bit more discomfort and pain after the operation itself in fact, after the local anaesthetic has worn off.  But your surgeons will normally give you pain relief medications for use at home after the surgery.  During the operation itself you may experience discomfiting pressure on the eye as the surgeon works, but it will be bearable and nothing to be too concerned about.

Preparing Yourself for the Pain Relief during Eye Surgery

Preparation is the best defence as they always tell us, and it will pay dividends if you find out beforehand what to expect from an eye surgery procedure.  Ask friends and anyone you know who has undergone the operation.  They will usually be forthcoming and the information you gain from these sources will go a long way towards putting your mind at ease. The other thing to keep in mind is to consider the alternative to not having the operation. Given what you stand to gain by having the operation any amount of pain that might come with it is surely bearable, right?  But take it from this source that you won’t have to suffer much pain for eye surgery.  If you have been to a dentist, this is small potatoes compared to that!

Pain Relief during Eye Surgery by Laser

In case your surgeon uses lasers to do the incisions and the sculpting one thing to keep in mind is that the way a laser cuts is completely different from what happens when the surgeon uses knives (or scalpels).  A laser incision causes very little pain simply because it vaporises, and therefore kills, any cells in the area, and this includes the pain sensor nerves.  The effect is similar to being shot and only realising this after several hours, when the body has had an opportunity to re-direct the sensory information.

Eye surgery these days has benefited a lot from advances in technology that the procedures are not anywhere near as painful as they used to be.  Especially where the surgery uses lasers, the entire process is not only painless, but also high-precision and accurate.  There is very little room for error and you should not worry too much about outcomes – or pain relief during eye surgery or after – because if you get any at all it should be bearable, given what you stand to gain from having the operation.