Modern Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery anesthesia requirements are greatly different from those of other surgeries. Since, the surgical tools do not move in large incisions and wounds, fluid leakage and hypotension are prevented. Generally, surgeons make two incisions that allow them to stabilize and to direct the eye. Akinesia is therefore not needed. Patients prefer topical anesthesia. A few instructions have to be given to the patients before the surgery and topical anesthesia. Too many details may increase their anxiety. Many surgeons apply the anesthesia to both eyes in order to avoid eyes blinking. Anesthesia can be increased during the surgery also if needed.