The surgery was a breeze!
Topical (in the form of eye drops) and local anesthesia was used for my surgeries as well as light sedation via IV (versed/midazolam). My surgery was scheduled for 8:00 am (had to be there at 6:30 am for anesthesia prep) and I was on my way home by 10:45 am. I do remember hearing the dr. talking to her assistant during the surgery but never felt a thing. I was very relaxed.
Typically, the dr. will have you come back the next a.m. to make sure the pressure in the eye is stable, remove the bandage and check your vision. I had to use a couple different eye drops for a few weeks as the eye healed. For the first week or so they had me wear a hard plastic eye patch at night only to protect the eye. I was also advised, in those first couple weeks, not to allow my head to be lower than my heart (like bending over and looking under a table, for example) as that increases eye pressure.
I had both of my surgeries on a Thursday and was back at work as usual on Monday (accounting/office work).