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Recommendations for Air Travel with Intraocular Gas

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Intraocular gas will expand when cabin pressure drops while flying at a high altitude. The subsequent increase in intraocular pressure can cause clinical symptoms. Ischemia may occur if there is prolonged occlusion of the central retinal artery.

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