Randall V. Wong, M.D.

About Your Retinal Surgery



The Actual Surgery

Just before you are transferred to the operating room you will say goodbye to your family or friend. Almost all of my surgery is performed under sedation and you can be fully awake. Through the intravenous a short acting sedative is injected and, shortly after, the eye will be numbed while you are sedated. You will not feel or remember a thing. The surgery will be performed. If you wish, you may bring in your favorited CD for your to share with us during surgery! When surgery is finished, a patch will be placed on your eye.

by Randall V. Wong, M.D. - January 2009

Source: http://virginiaophthalmology.com

Vitreo Retinal Surgery
"Retina surgery is very different from all other eye surgery.  Surgery for retinal disease requires different equipment, machines...and personnel."

-- Randall V. Wong, M.D.