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Cataract surgery


#1

I’m signed up for cataract surgery, but am very nervous about it since they require you to lie flat for the 10-15 mins it takes. I can’t get a good breath on my back. Has anyone gone thru it and do you have any advice? Thank you.


#2

Perhaps you could contact the anesthesiologist through the eye surgeon and explain the situation. I had both eyes done but didn’t have your particular breath issue. Good luck - the surgery is a piece of cake.


#3

Thanks for the encouragement. My pre-op appt is Wed, hoping I’ll be able to talk with the anesthesiologist and I’m definitely determined to make my case. Just hope they listen to me! (Can I ask - why are you here if you don’t have sleep apnea? I thought that was what this forum is all about.)