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


    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?


    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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