• Can my friend fly before going to fix complication from a previous cataract surgery?


    Question:

    My friend had a cataract surgery but the lens has dropped in the eye and she needs to undergo another surgery. The question I have is whether she can fly in a plane to another country or whether the pressure at such altitudes can cause more damage to the eye with the fallen lens until it has been rectified by surgery?


    Answer:

    Unless the eye happens to have had a significant amount of air or gas injected into it, flying should have no negative effects. Your friend should discuss any questions about her condition with her ophthalmologist.


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