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Justin fergus


How long after laser eye surgery can you fly?

Can i take a plane right now? I just got an laser eye surgery a week ago. Is it harmful to my eyes if i take plane in this time?
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  • clarinetbandguy


    Well, generally speaking, you are not supposed to fly after surgery. the good time to have a fly is after the first week. first, you should know that it will take some time for your eyes 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 eye strains because of the gravity. as we know that the plane can give you a kind of pressure on your eyes, when it takes off. in that way, it can lead to eye strains and also can hurt your eyes. and finally, it will just slow down the recovery period. Besides, you should avoid eye injuries by wearing a protective shield at night and with naps. pay more attention to eye infection.
  • Gabriel


    It should be OK for you to take plane now. 3-5 days after the surgery, you can travel and take plane. Yet there are some other points you still need to notice. During this time, you still have to avoid swimming in the pool, because you can't imagine how big quantities of bacteria and how many kinds of chemicals in the water of swimming pool. It is very easy to get infected and inflamed by swimming. You still have to wear eye protection for at least another 3 weeks if you need to any exercises or sports. After all, you need to consider protecting your eyes whatever you do after this surgery. The better you take care of them, the sooner and better you could restore your vision.
  • Dylan


    No, you can't take the plane right now after you get the laser eye surgery which will be harmful for your eyes. You could wait for its full recovery which may take you about a month. Or else, your sudden increasing eye pressure may affect your recovery of the eyes after the eye surgery. You should have the good rest for the eyes and intake more nutritious food to keep the eyes moisture.