Are You Put to Sleep for Lasik?

Author Mollie Sherman

Posted Oct 29, 2022

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No, you are not put to sleep for LASIK surgery. The surgery is performed while you are awake, but your eyes will be numbed with drops and you will be given a sedative to help you relax.

How long will I be asleep for during the surgery?

Anesthesiologists strives to keep patients asleep for the entire duration of surgery. The anesthesia care team will continuously monitor your vital signs and adjust your anesthesia accordingly. Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery and how long it takes. Most people wake up within a few minutes to an hour after their surgery is completed.

How will I be kept asleep during the surgery?

During the surgery, you will be given a general anesthetic. This will help to keep you asleep and pain-free during the surgery. The anesthesiologist will monitor you closely to make sure that you remain safe and comfortable.

What are the risks of being put to sleep for the surgery?

There are a number of risks associated with being put to sleep for surgery. The most common and well-known complication is anesthesia awareness, when patients wake up during surgery while still being paralyzed by the anesthesia. While this is not a common occurrence, it can be very distressing for patients and can lead to long-term psychological problems. Other risks associated with anesthesia include allergic reactions, blood clots, and pneumonia.

What are the side effects of being put to sleep for the surgery?

The side effects of being put to sleep for the surgery vary depending on the individual. However, some of the most common side effects include: feeling groggy and disoriented when you wake up, temporary confusion, shakiness, and feeling lightheaded. There is also a small risk of developing more serious complications, such as: seizures, stroke, or heart attack. The best way to avoid any side effects is to follow your doctor's instructions and to make sure that you are healthy before the surgery.

How will I feel when I wake up from the surgery?

I will likely feel groggy and disoriented from the anesthesia. I will also have some pain in my incision area. The nurses will help me to get out of bed and walk around a bit. I will probably stay in the hospital for a day or two so that they can monitor my pain and make sure that I am healing properly.

How long will the surgery take?

The surgery itself will only take a few hours, but you will be in the hospital for several days. This is because you will need time to recover from the anesthesia and to make sure that the surgery site is healing properly.

What are the side effects of lasik surgery?

Side effects of any surgery are bleeding, infection, and swelling of the tissues around the site of the incision. These are all risks that are associated with lasik surgery as well. In addition, there is a risk of over correction or under correction of the refractive error. This means that you could have worsening vision after the surgery. There is also a small risk of developing a cataract.

What should I expect after the surgery?

After surgery, it is common to feel tired and sore. You may have a dull ache or a throbbing sensation in the area where the surgery was performed. You may also feel nauseous and have a headache. It is important to take it easy and rest after your surgery. Drink plenty of fluids and take pain medication as prescribed by your doctor to help manage your pain. Most people feel back to their old selves within a few days or weeks, but it is important to follow your doctor's instructions and listen to your body to ensure a full and speedy recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long did it take for you to wake up after surgery?

It took you 10 minutes to awaken from 8:45 to 8:55.

How do they put you to sleep for surgery?

General anesthesia makes you sleep throughout your surgery.

How much time will I spend in the hospital after surgery?

It is typically anywhere from one to two nights in the hospital after surgery.

Is it possible to have surgery while being awake?

Yes, the WALANT technique ( Wake-Active Laser Anastomosis Technique) is an established surgical approach that allows for some surgeries to be performed while the patient is awake and fully conscious. Before surgery, a physical examination will be conducted to determine if the patient is a candidate for this type of surgery.

How long did it take you to wake up from anesthesia?

It took me 10 minutes to awaken, from 8:45 to 8:55.

Mollie Sherman

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Mollie Sherman is an experienced and accomplished article author who has been writing for over 15 years. She specializes in health, nutrition, and lifestyle topics, with a focus on helping people understand the science behind everyday decisions. Mollie has published hundreds of articles in leading magazines and websites, including Women's Health, Shape Magazine, Cooking Light, and MindBodyGreen.

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