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I didn't find your post until now ... several weeks after your scheduled Lasik surgery.
Did you go through with the surgery? How did you fare?
I have a nephew who is studying to be an opthalmological assistant in eye surgery ... especially surgery like Lasik, radial keratotomy, etc. I will print this thread for him so he will have a "heads up" about vaso-vagal responses in patients.
When you were told that you had a vaso-vagal "fit," what did they mean? Did you exhibit signs of seizure? Like epilepsy?
Like you, I blacked out when trying to get fitted for contacts. Ha! Contacts were supposed to correct my vision, not annihialate it! (g). I did not completely lose consciousness, nor did my body jerk or have 'seizure' symptoms. No "children's voices" or anything like that for me.
I wanted those contacts! So I kept trying. Within a week, I was able to put in & take out contacts without blacking out or even seeing starts, but I certainly could feel my anxiety level soar every time I touched my contact to my eye. (I don't wear them anymore.)
Blacking out and/or outright fainting are very rare for me. I've never been diagnosed with vaso-vagal. My incidents are so rare that I've never consulted a doctor about it.
But now my 5-yr old son shows signs of pre-syncope ... so I'm trying to learn more about the symptoms, their causes, and how to prevent/treat them safely in a young child.
I'd love to know whether you had the Lasik surgery and how you fared. I hope you sailed through it. And I hope the doctor was well-prepared ahead of time for dealing with any symptoms of syncope & cardiac distress.