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Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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I have had cataract surgery five weeks ago and have got a swelling

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I have had cataract surgery five weeks ago and have got a swelling behind the eye. I have been prescribed drops. I am supposed to be flying for three hours later today. Would you think this would be ok or is it better not to fly?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.

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I guess the swelling behind the eye could be macular edema. In such a case it is alright to fly as the pressure changes would have no effect on the macular edema.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Restriction to flying is given in conditions such as detachment of the retina and post - RD surgery wherein gas bubble has been used. But for this flying is not contraindicated after cataract surgery/macular edema.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Thank you. I will now fly with more confidence.

Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

I am glad to know that you found the answer satisfactory and that you would go ahead with your scheduled flight.

Please let me know if there is anything else that I can answer for you.

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