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I can understand your concern and,while it is true that patients are usually awake during cataract surgery, the doctor does give you some sedation to make you relaxed. In the vast majority of patients who suffer from anxiety this sedation is enough to help them to relax. As a matter of fact, it is not unusual to fall asleep for a brief time.
If you are still concerned that you will have difficulty staying still I'm sure your doctor would be willing to have the anesthesiologist put you fully asleep (general anesthesia) for your cataract surgery.
Does this make sense to you?
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doesn't general anesthesia require intubaton? I just don't want to be in a panic state for the entire procedure- I understand it usually a brief procedure but nonetheless, I am really not handling this well. I also have read that while there is usually no pain felt, don't you feel the pressure and movement of the instrujents? thanj you