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Could I have a retinal hemorrhage from altitude?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

This is a well described cause of edema and bleeding of the retina when you climb higher than your acclimation.
The use of acetazolamide can help but a common associated condition is fluid in the lung which basically halts further climbing and brain fog with confusion and disorientation.

In brief: Yes

This is a well described cause of edema and bleeding of the retina when you climb higher than your acclimation.
The use of acetazolamide can help but a common associated condition is fluid in the lung which basically halts further climbing and brain fog with confusion and disorientation.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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