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In the Operating Room (Cataract Sugery)

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Presentation: Cataract Surgery (Retrobulbular)
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As you are brought into the operating room, you can expect the room to be slightly cold, usually 60 to 65 degrees. Once you are positioned on the operating room table, a belt may be placed around you in order to provide for your safety.
An automatic blood pressure cuff will be placed on your arm, and a pulse oximeter, which measures the oxygen levels in your blood, will be taped to your finger.
From the table, you will see several monitors, anesthesia equipment, lights above the operating table and tables of sterile instruments. During this time you may also hear many noises, such as loud, high and low pitched beeps. These are all normal and of no cause for concern.
To help reduce the chance of infection, the skin around your eye will be cleaned with a special solution. This may feel a little cool and wet.
Once you are ready, you will be given anesthesia.

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