Not really brave, it's just that I'm more scared of the alternative!
To be honest, it sounds much worse than it actually is.
The anaesthetic eye drops are very efficient, and the only time you feel anything is when the surgeon puts a bit of pressure on the eyeball as he withdraws the needle (much like the pressure put on the wound when you have blood taken) to seal the hole.
When I had my first Cataract op. I had injections around and into the corner of my eye, but for the second one it was all done with drops. Didn't feel a thing. The most uncomfortable thing is the very bright light in your eye which is almost painful, but it only takes a few minutes and worth the immediate improvement in your vision. Had laser treatment on a retinal blood vessel recently without any aneasthetic, again the worst is the intensely bright light.
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