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I am considering eye muscle surgery. I have had muscle

I am considering eye muscle...
I am considering eye muscle surgery. I have
had muscle problems since I was 6 years
old. I used to be able to control it more, but
I had cataract surgery in both eyes 6 years
ago. This led to more weakened eye muscles
and double vision that I cannot control. I
am a successful professional artist, so this
is a big deal to me. I have had two procedures
using Propofol and did very well. I also had
a minor surgery where I had problems
with the anesthesia (not Propofol). Can
Propofol be used on eye muscle surgery?.
I would greatly prefer it to other types. I
Thank you.
Susan
also have RA
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Most web sites I have been to talk about general
anesthesia for this surgery. It seems to take much
longer to recover from this type of sedation.
Are you familiar with eye surgeons using
Propofol, my preferred method? Also do you
know if most eye muscle surgeons use the
sutures that can be adjusted after the surgery?
also, how long would I be out of work?
Thank you. Susan
While you may feel a bit puny with GA for a day, it doesn't really take longer to recover. Most eye surgeons will use whatever general anesthetic recommended by their anesthesiologist, but many use prop
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