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My eye was injured by an object and I have bleeding of the eye, like Hyphemas. I need to get back home and specialist won't let me fly due to the high eye pressure tests. She prescribed another drop to help the pressure.  Why won't she let me fly home??

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Hi Guest,

Normally your eye is full of fluid.  When your eye was injured there was the possibility of some of that fluid leaking out and air gettiing in.  Pressure changes while flying can cause the eye pressure, or intraocular pressure, to vary.  If the pressure changes excessively it can damage the optic nerve.

Your opthamologist is doing exactly as most would in this case.

Normal is about 12-22.  24 is a bit high, ocular hypertension.  The drops should help lower the pressure.

Hope it helps.

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