Posted by Jason on September 26, 2000 at 04:12:49:
In Reply to: Re: mask squeeze posted by Eins on September 25, 2000 at 23:07:18:
take it for what it's worth. I have to discount advice
that is based on the notion that the eye is non
compressible, though. I wouldn't subject mine to an
unequal pressure. Fortunately for me, I have a habit
of exhaling part of my breath through the nose, so I
never worry about a mask squeeze. Just about fogging.
Jason - the issues regarding lasik surgery and diving are directed at the
risk of a mask squeeze that may result in injury to the eye. One might
suppose that unless you encounter a damaging mask squeeze just prior to the
surgery, an uncomplicated recreational dive should not necessarily pose any
complications for lasik surgery. This does not mean that Divers Alert
Network is advising you to dive.
As regards diving post surgery, the recommendations are not altered because
of environment or depth. Mask squeezes can easily occur in shallow confined
water environments just as easily.
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