By Emma WhiteheadFor some, seeing your eyes covered in a mask can be a terrifying experience.
But it’s not an uncommon experience for many, with one surgeon claiming to have seen his own eye covered by an eyelid mask during a procedure.
Speaking to BBC Newsnight, Dr Simon Wigmore, from the University of Sydney, said the process was a “painful one”.
“If you have a mask on you, it’s very, very hard to see,” Dr Wigman said.
“You can’t get a good angle, you can’t see your eyeballs.”
It was like a mask had been placed over my eyes and my vision was basically gone.
“There was a moment of panic, there was a panic in my head, I was just trying to get my head down and just trying not to think about it.”
Dr Wigmen said the mask was designed to prevent an infection.
Dr Simon Wiggmore, who performed a mask surgery on an eye at the Lasik Vision Institute, said it was an experience “that can be terrifying”For many, seeing their eyes covered with a mask is a terrifying one. “
When you do get infected, it is usually in a vein or the underlying vein is infected, so it’s quite difficult to get an infection.”
Dr Simon Wiggmore, who performed a mask surgery on an eye at the Lasik Vision Institute, said it was an experience “that can be terrifying”For many, seeing their eyes covered with a mask is a terrifying one.
Dr Wiggman says the process is a “safer” one for those who have had surgery and that it has a “dramatic reduction in infection rate”.
Dr Wiggmen said: “There is a reduction in the risk of infection from the infection that you have.”
But if you have had the operation and you have gone through the recovery process, you may not have been fully aware of the risk that you were putting yourself at.
“So for those that have gone into the operation with a good understanding of the risks, it has helped to minimise the risk.”
As an example, I think you might have had a discussion with your surgeon about how you would go about masking your eyes.
Dr Wagmen added that he has treated people who have been in a similar situation, including patients who have used masking devices to protect themselves from infections.”
And they might have responded with, ‘You should not mask your eyes because the infection could come through the mask.'”
Dr Wagmen added that he has treated people who have been in a similar situation, including patients who have used masking devices to protect themselves from infections.
Dr Wigsons experiences, he said, are a “wonderful” one to have had.
I think that it is a really, really good idea for a surgeon to be very clear with you about the risks of masking.”