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I am going to Hawaii from RI the end of august. My concern

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I am going to Hawaii from RI the end of august. My concern is the long flight affecting the IOP in my right eye. I developed acute closed angle glaucoma 7 yearsa ago and despite months of treatment I had my left eye removed. I'm looking forward to this trip but I am concerned. I use eye drops for dry eys frequently and I get migraines alot. What should I do to avoid any complications?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
Do you have glaucoma in your right eye as well?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no. I do not have glaucoma inmy right eye my last eye pressure was 13.. I also sufferfrom migraines and have high blood pressure.
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
<p>Recent studies by ophthalmic experts tested the effects of altitude in glaucoma patients and didn't find any clinical changes or risks though there were some significant recordings but none that affected the eyes and visual ability. So, in my opinion you can travel by air without having any such fears especially when your right eye seems to be normal. Patients who have had recent retinal or glaucoma surgery may have some interaction with low cabin pressure during air travel. Thanks.</p><p> </p><p>Please, click the ACCEPT button so that I can get my dues. BONUS and a positive feedback will be appreciated.</p>
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