Re: Proliferative Retinopathy

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I’ve only had a window Windolened (holes shot in left posterior lens capsule, post cataract surgery) by means of laser…I think they use the same anaesthetic drops as that used for retina-bombardment, though – it is effective when fiddling with the superficial lens, but I can’t think such drops are capable of sending one’s retinas to sleep – I’d much rather be injected or knocked out completely (like @bellebe). Read a horrifying article published by Royal Society describing such a laser procedure, in which patients aren’t allowed to use their jaws to bawl with pain (can cause laser to misdirect), so they’re supposed to emit throaty squeaks or use hand signals to indicate when it becomes unbearable…what terrible scorcher torture! ( @stephen: get your signs&squeaks sorted out beforehand&throat :S)