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Alexia gerard


Can i fly after a vitrectomy?

I took a vitrectomy two days ago. Is it OK if i take plane?
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  • eisenstiefel


    Well, you should know that vitrectomy is one of the most serious surgeries in relation to our eyes which would cause some health risks to us. However, so as not to be blind and keep a good vision. And as you can see there are some lasting impacts on your eyes after vitrectomy, since it is quite serious and requires some time to recover and rest. So, maybe one or two months later you are good to fly.
  • John clark


    You'd better not take plane after the vitrectomy. Vitrectomy is also known as glass cutting operation. The vitrectomy is done through the observation system. The operation system is in the anterior chamber in glass body like cavity retinal, former retinal, lower intraocular space. The operation methods include vitrectomy antibiotics or foreign matter from retinal front wall or next film strip cut off. When it is necessary, it also can be associated with retinal photocoagulation, electric coagulation, condensing intraocular gas or silicone oil filling. After the vitrectomy, you should protect your eyes carefully, having a good rest for the eyes. If you take plane, the sudden rising blood pressure in the eyes will make your eyes feel uncomfortable. You'd better wait for the recovery of the eyes and take the plane.


    Well, generally speaking, you are not supposed to take airplane after the surgery. You should know that if you take airplane after surgery, it will just be harmful for your eyes, leading to worse situation. If you are taking the plane, because of the gravity, the plane can give you a kind of pressure on your eyes, when it takes off. And then it will just lead to some dangerous problems, such as the eye strains. So you should not take the risk. Besides, you should not overuse your eyes too. having a good rest is essential.