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Anaesthetic solution

At the Vision Practice you will have a choice of anaesthetic techniques. In the majority of cases, surgery is performed under local anaesthetic using the modern topical anaesthetic method. Anaesthetic solutions are applied in drop form to the eye, anaesthetising the surface where the surgery is taking place. The recovery from the anaesthetic is very rapid following surgery and the eye does not require padding afterwards. Injections, which can cause pain, are not required for this technique. Very occasionally, medical factors do require the use of anaesthetic applied around the eye itself. In this case, the modern Sub Tenons local anaesthetic technique is recommended by The Vision Practice. Anaesthetic is infused around the eye using a polished cannula as opposed to a sharp needle. Again, the technique is pain free.

If a general anaesthetic is required, either for medical or other reasons, this can be provided by The Vision Practice. The anaesthetists used by The Vision Practice are all fully trained consultants, appointed and currently employed at NHS Hospitals. Only the most modern techniques and equipment are used.

 
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