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Postby Mich3ll31 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:41 pm

I am looking into having Lasik surgery done in the phillippines. I live in NY. Do you see a problem with the 18 hour flight home after? They use the MEL 80 laser. If all goes well would I be ok to fly the day after? I want to do it at the end of the trip. Any info would be great, thanks!
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:44 am

Yes, there are major problems with an 18 hour flight within a day after having Lasik. There are comlications that can occur within the first few days after Lasik that can cause blindness if not properly treated, but are virtually benign with treatment. You are not going to get treatment at 43,000 feet.

I highly recommend you seek care closer to home, or stay elsewhere for at least a week after surgery.
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