Anaesthetic - can I have cataract surgery under general anaesthetic?

SpaMedica does not perform cataract surgery under general anaesthetic, so you won’t be put to sleep for your operation and you’ll be able to go home on the same day as your surgery. The majority of cataract surgery is performed using local anaesthetic, which is administered using eye drops. The eye drops numb your eye to stop you feeling any pain during your operation.

If you want to be put to sleep for your cataract surgery, you’ll need to tell your optician or GP before they refer you for treatment so they can identify a suitable treatment provider.

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