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Customer: Well I was just browsing but since you popped up I will go ahead with my question. I had laser procedure for a retinal tear 1 week ago today. Doing okay except for a little dark spot in periphery which has been unchanged since procedure. I was told this was from the laser. I am traveling to Canada for New Years on Sunday (day 10 post procedure). I am anxious that if I have a detached retina for some reason when I am out of the country, I would likely try to get back home at once by plane (to Louisiana) versus the other option of having an emergent surgical procedure out of state and being restricted from flying. Would flying make the detachment worse in any way. I would contact my doctor at home immediately for further plans. I am looking forward to this trip but this is still concerning to me Thanks, Patti
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Customer: I guess I just want to know is what would be the best course of action if I have a detachment when I am out of the country in Canada if in all likelihood I could get on a plane at once to get back home? Hopefully this is only a "what if"?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please void this and do not charge me I had no idea this was a subscription service and I have no need for ongoing eye issues questions.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you don't have a detached retina

this black spot is from the laser procedure.

if your eye surgeon has cleared you to fly on New Years, you will be fine to fly

if your vision is good and you don't have large black areas in your vision, you are not having detachment of your retina

let me know if you have other questions.

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