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What is local anesthesia?

Local anesthesia is a medication typically administered by a surgeon to make a small area of nerves numb for minor surgery such as mole removal or cataract surgery. When patients are under local anesthesia, they often have a choice on whether they prefer to be sedated with an IV. 

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