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From what I have gathered is that the left eye had a RD after cataract surgery while the right eye had a PVD but retina was healthy , in 2007.
As you have mentioned that the retinal surgery was sucessful, I guess you are safe to travel now and going to these altitudes now after so many years of sucessful surgery should not be a problem.
Right eye had a vitreous detachment about 5 months after retinal detachment in left eye.
I guess the vitreous detachment has already been evaluated and retina has been found to be normal , so no need to worry about that either.
But I have not yet travelled to any altitude since this happened and I know that altitude can cause build up of pressure in the brain so I wondered if it would affect the eyes.
Most of the restrictions with travel/ air travel and altitudes are for immediate post-op period after a retinal detachment surgery with vitrectomy and vitreous substitutes such as gas bubble or silicone oil.
The restrictions are followed for as long as 8-12 weeks but not so long as years.
Ok, thank you.
There is no risk of re-detachment by travelling to higher altitudes.
Is there any other query that I can answer for you?
So there may be a risk to the eye which has a vitreous separation?
Not that I can think of especially since you have had a retinal exam after that.
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