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If you have laser surgery for ACUTE NARROW CLOSED ANGLE

GLAUCOMA, when is...
If you have laser surgery for ACUTE NARROW CLOSED ANGLE GLAUCOMA, when is is safe to to mhave a commercial flight?
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Yes. She will have no problems flying tomorrow. There is no danger to her eye from the pressure changes inside the plane because she has had an episode of acute angle closure glaucoma that has been treated by a laser peripheral iridotomy.

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Customer:

How soon should a follow up visit be?

Dr. Rick :

I would have her follow up with her ophthalmologist at home this week. She may be started on a steroid drop (pred forte 1%) by the treating physician and, if thing look good her eye doc may want to take her off of it.

Customer:

Is ther anything else I should know?

Dr. Rick :

She will have to have her angles checked and her eye pressure taken by her ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) within the next 7 days or so, but other then that there are no restrictions as to activity, travel or diet.

Customer:

Thanks.

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I am glad she was able to get care so quickly.

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My pleasure.

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