Custom Lasik eye Surgery and Diving Question

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Marc V on July 08, 2005 at 09:07:00:

A few days ago I had the wave front custom Lasik surgery. Yeah, I can see, but they put plugs into my tear duct so my eyes will dry out less. I know I have to spend at LEAST 2 weeks out of the water. They tell me that the eye plugs will be in there for 2-3 months. I am concerned that these plugs will hamper my ability to equalize all my air space in my head. Has anyone on this board had the Lasik surgery with the eye plugs? I will ask the doctor again on my next appointment but he is not a diver and I am concerned he doesn't know all the problems associated with plugs and diving. I will also call Divers Alert Network.

Thanks for any comments!


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