Flying With Keratoconus

Don't ask questions here; this is for posting closed FAQs with their answers only.

Moderators: John Smith, Sweet

alec100
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat 25 May 2013 3:35 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: Spectacles

Flying With Keratoconus

Postby alec100 » Sat 25 May 2013 3:49 pm

Hi, I'm Alec, I'm 18. I have Keratoconus, more so in my left eye than my right. My right eye has very good vision, and seems not to be affected. For this reason I tend to largely ignore my left eyes exceptionally poor vision as I can see perfectly fine and it rarely affects my life. However I'm going on Holiday in a few weeks, and I will need to fly. The last Time I was on a plane (about two years ago), A lot of pressure built up in my left eye during the landing (also only happened one way), and it took well over an hour to settle down after the flight. After that I didn't think much of it until recently when I asked my optician about it at a recent appointment (I wasn't really expecting it to be a big deal). But she told me that she wasn't entirely sure if it would be safe for me to fly, she said my eye had got considerably worse over the past two years and she has referred my to a specialist, which I hope to see within the next several weeks. However I am simply looking for a second opinion on this, and to see whether anyone else has experienced similar.

User avatar
Andrew MacLean
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 7707
Joined: Thu 15 Jan 2004 8:01 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: Other
Location: Scotland

Re: Flying With Keratoconus

Postby Andrew MacLean » Sat 25 May 2013 5:06 pm

Alec

Welcome to the forum. You ask an interesting and important question.

I can say that I have been a more or less frequent flyer and have no knowledge of whether or not flying has had an impact on my keratoconus. I'm pretty sure that others will be along in a moment with more wisdom to share, but I'd still ask my specialist when I saw her or him. Will you let us know what you are told?

Andrew
Andrew MacLean

User avatar
Lia Williams
Forum Stalwart
Forum Stalwart
Posts: 390
Joined: Thu 16 Feb 2006 5:27 pm
Location: Surrey

Re: Flying With Keratoconus

Postby Lia Williams » Fri 07 Jun 2013 8:19 pm

Hi Alex,

The only advice I've had is to try not to wear contact lenses while fkying as the cabin air is very drying. This is easier said than done.

Lia


Return to “Frequently asked Questions - and Answers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest