My 90 year old mum is due to have her entropian operated on tomorrow (it's where the lower lid is turning in and scratching the eye); she is in so much distress with it. The Consultant is also going to do her cataracts at the same time. Originally it was due to be done under a local anaesthetic but at the pre-op she became very agitated and so a general anaesthetic was decided. Today my sister has gone into meltdown about the GA and worrying if she will survive it. I said she should have voiced these concerns at the pre-op two weeks ago and not the Sunday before the operation. My poor mum is constantly pulling at the eye because it is irritating her so much. I have said to my sister that it is also cruel to let her be in so much distress with it. Now she has sown all these seeds of doubt in my head to. What do you do, what is the right thing to do? Does anyone have any experience of eye operations on a dementia sufferer. Now very confused at what is the best for mum.