Do I have to take my hearing aid out to enter the ophthalmic operating theatre?

In most cases, eye surgery is performed with the patient sedated but conscious so the patient will be able to communicate verbally with the theatre staff. The patient will need to be able to listen to the surgeon's instructions or the anaesthesiologist's questions about his health during the surgery. 

That is why we recommend that you still wear the hearing aid in the ear on the opposite side to the eye operation.

Created: 01/01/2012 / Updated: 19/07/2024