Retinal tear, surgery to fix is upcoming.
Nearsighted, not a strong prescription.
I'm getting laser surgery to fix a retinal tear soon. Will I be able to travel by plane afterwards? My internet search suggests that the only concern is if they use a bubble, but that's only used for a detached retina? But I'd like clarification. My ophthalmologist was incredibly unhelpful.
Thanks for your Question
You can fly after getting laser treatment for retinal tear but you can't fly if you have retinal detached that is treated with intraocular injection of gas.
Most of the time, retinal tears are treated by laser alone without any other intervention but sometimes if fluid starts to build up under retina, intraocular injection of gas is required with laser to prevent retinal detachment.
You should discuss that with your doctor and he should explain to you all the possibilities and what you can and can't do after laser treatment.