Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.
epilepsy and cataract surgery - do I have to be seizure free?
I desperately need cataract surgery, which is usually done with a local anesthetic, for years I've been refused, doctors saying it's too risky, despite my saying that I had locals before, can stop seizures with Diaz. Finally got my preop assessment July, but they want to give me a general with a night's stay in hospital which is impossible at this time (and the hospital's in an area which triggers my cPTSD and I hate). I don't have convulsions, it's focal with some awareness. My dentist's never had any problems-last week asked around several private clinics but they want me to be seizure free for 3 months to 2 yrs, which is impossible for anyone to guarantee. Has anyone else had this issue? How have you managed it?
- 48.1K All Categories
- 9.6K Start here and say hello!
- 3.8K Coffee lounge
- 3.9K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.4K News and opportunities
- 134 Community updates
- 11.3K Talk about your situation
- 1.6K Children, parents, and families
- 608 Work and employment
- 509 Education
- 926 Housing, transport, and independent living
- 903 Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 236 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 245 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 19K Talk about money
- 1.7K Benefits and financial support
- 4.2K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 11.2K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 1.9K Universal Credit (UC)
- 3.5K Talk about your impairment
- 1.2K Cerebral palsy
- 573 Chronic pain and pain management
- 631 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 681 Autism and neurodiversity
- 814 Mental health and wellbeing
- 282 Sensory impairments
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.