Carol Weihrer (born c. 1951) is an activist for victims of anesthesia awareness. Beginning in 1989, Weiher suffered chronic pain from recurrent corneal erosion syndrome. After 14 unsuccessful surgeries to relieve the increasing severity of the pain, in 1998 she underwent an enucleation of the eye and reportedly woke up from anesthesia during the procedure. Although she didn't feel any pain during the surgery, she remembered the entire experience afterwards. Weihrer received an out of court settlement and maintains that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as result of her experience.
- Anesthesiology Newsletter - West Virginia University - Dr. Robert E. Johnstone's review of a speaking engagement by Weiher
- CBSNews.com. Waking Up During Surgery. Nov. 24, 2003.
- Columbia News Service. Waking up during surgery: a living nightmare. March 1, 2004.