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How long after lasik surgery can i fly?

Can i take a airplane after taking lasik surgery? When is it ok?
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  • Elijah


    In most cases, it is Ok to take an air flight several days after lasik surgery. Generally speaking, the surgery is to thin the cornea so as to adhesive a better eyesight. For people suffer light or middle level myopia, cornea after surgery will be thicker than people who suffer sever myopia. Thus, the later is faced with more risk. The recover period of cornea after surgery is 24 to 72 hours. If you want to be more careful, you can ware sunglasses or eyeshade with you when you are flying. The pressure of flying and stronger light radiation on the plane is the reason that people worry about hurt. In fact, they are not strong enough to cause damage. Since your eyes may be more sensitive than usual, you can just take the seat inside and keep yourself away from strong sunlight in the sky as much as possible. All in all, it is ok to take airplane after surgery. For the most proper time, you can ask your doctor. Anyway, it will not be long.
  • James green


    Well, in my opinion, you'd better not take airplane after surgery. maybe after the first week, you can take it. While by having the surgery, it definitely can improve your vision, but you should know that it will take some time for them to recover. So if you take airplane after surgery, it will make your eyes become worse. For example, 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. In some cases, it 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, just be careful about the allergies which can lead to the infections or some other eye diseases, such as pink eyes.