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How long before flying on an airline, after I have cataract surgery?
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: None
Cataract surgery does not prevent you from flying even right after surgery.
There are certain retinal surgery where gas is inserted in your eyes that you should not be flying, due to gas expansion with altitude.

In brief: None
Cataract surgery does not prevent you from flying even right after surgery.
There are certain retinal surgery where gas is inserted in your eyes that you should not be flying, due to gas expansion with altitude.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No restriction
No flying restrictions.
But you need follow up with your doctor and if complications develop in the first week, you want someone you trust to help care for you.

In brief: No restriction
No flying restrictions.
But you need follow up with your doctor and if complications develop in the first week, you want someone you trust to help care for you.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: No restriction
As long as your surgeon did not place any gas in your eye (which would be rare with cataract surgery), then there is no restriction on flying.

In brief: No restriction
As long as your surgeon did not place any gas in your eye (which would be rare with cataract surgery), then there is no restriction on flying.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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