How long does cataract surgery take? Is it under general anesthetic?
Typical, uncomplicated cataract surgery will take about 10 minutes to perform. However, with preparation and waiting, most patients are at the surgery centre for several hours.
General anesthetic will not be used unless there are special circumstances. The anesthesiologist may give you some medication to relax.
Cataract removal is day surgery and you will not be admitted to a hospital unless something very unexpected was to happen.
Lots of folks are very queazy when it comes to their eyes. When they come back after surgery... it is always "Well that was not so bad!"