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I have a possible open angle glaucoma patient, she is about

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I have a possible open angle glaucoma patient, she is about to go on holiday.
Is there any danger from flying?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 8 years ago.

There is no danger in a pressurized cabin with open angle glaucoma, especially if the cornea is healthy and intact. In the old days of RK surgery, decreased atmospheric pressure did cause the cornea to expand and change the focusing. However, even then glaucoma was not a problem.

Just curious, what type of provider are you?

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