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Can i fly after glaucoma surgery?

When is it ok to take a plane after taking glaucoma surgery?
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  • Eric


    Well, in my opinion, you are not supposed to take airplane after the glaucoma surgery in the first week . As we know that glaucoma surgery can improve your vision, while it also can make your eyes become dangerous in the first recovery period. For example, you should know that if you take airplane after surgery, it will make your eyes become worse. If you are taking the plane, you will make your eyes suffer from many difficult and dangerous problems, such as the eye strains. As we know that because of the gravity, the plane can give you a kind of pressure on your eyes, when it takes off. So that can lead to eye strains and also can hurt your eyes. And your eyes are so sensitive and fragile that you should not take the risk. Besides, For example, you should avoid eye injuries by wearing a protective shield at night and with naps until you are advised by your doctor. Also, you should remember not sleep on the side of the operated eye for the first night. Anyway, just pay more attention to your eyes after the surgery.
  • ct_exposed


    You can fly after glaucoma surgery 30 days after taking the surgery. Still some people argue that the pressure in the airplane has nothing to do with glaucoma surgery and patient can take plane the next day of the surgery. But patient who just take the surgery will often feel dry eyes. If you fly, it will make your eye dry more serious. This is not good to your eyes. Anyway, you'd better ask your eye doctor if you want to fly after the surgery.
  • Brittany green


    You'd better take a plane after the glaucoma surgery because the procedure of taking off and landing will cause the eye pressure's rise and down. It will seriously cause the vision damage of your eyes. You'd better take good care of your eyes after the glaucoma surgery. And you should not eat the spicy food.