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lieu90

Jan 14, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Hi there,

I am a 22-year-old girl who is gonna go to Interlaken for a tandem skydiving (my first time to do extreme sport ever in my life) up the Eiger Mountain there. I am really excited.

However I just realized that I had a Lasik/Lasek (can not remember clearly) a year ago, and the last time I went to the doctor for the review was in June 2012, and the doctor told me my eyes recovered very well, especially my cornea, he said it was still quite thick (he even joked that I could have one more Lasik if I needed...).

But so far, I haven't been to him for half a year, and in the beginning of this February, it will be one year, so please help me, can I do skydiving now? What should I pay attention to?

I really need your help, so please everyone, don't make fun of me, thank you. Just tell me.Smile

Sincerely,Carol.


dragon2  (D 101989)

Jan 14, 2013, 11:31 PM
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Disclaimer: I'm no eye doctor Wink Most skydivers I know who have had lasik/lasek are back to skydiving within a couple months. So after a year, skydiving is probably fine. Make sure your goggles are tight enough that they stay on your head and don't let in too much airflow, pretend like you have contact lenses Tongue


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jan 14, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Re: [lieu90] can I do tandem skydiving after a year's Lasek/Lasik eye surgery? Help. [In reply to] Can't Post

I am by no means a doctor.

I would return to the doctor who preformed the surgery and ask his opinion,ESPECIALLY when it comes to my eyes.



Bry


lieu90

Jan 14, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Re: [skydiverbry] can I do tandem skydiving after a year's Lasek/Lasik eye surgery? Help. [In reply to] Can't Post

well, i would like to...however, my doc is in China, but i am in Britain...and i dont even know his number or something else that i can get in touch with him...


lieu90

Jan 14, 2013, 11:52 PM
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by the way, thanks for your reminding,and i thought that i have once asked him about skydiving, bungee jumping etc, and he seemed to say: you can do anything you want? I cant remember...


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Re: [lieu90] can I do tandem skydiving after a year's Lasek/Lasik eye surgery? Help. [In reply to] Can't Post

How about another doc that specializes in Lasik surgery that will at least give you his opinion.


I do not want to be responsible for any loss of you vision.


Bry


lieu90

Jan 15, 2013, 12:14 AM
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yeah,but where to find?


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jan 15, 2013, 12:19 AM
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Phone book.....internet.ask other eye docs.

It shouldn't be to hard to find a Lasik surgeon hell they advertise here in the U.S. on tv



Bry


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jan 15, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Check your PM's




Bry


piisfish

Jan 15, 2013, 12:37 AM
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I can't help you with the eye thing, but welcome to Switzerland when you come, and have lots of fun


skydiverbry  (D License)

Jan 15, 2013, 12:45 AM
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If you are in Britain I have a friend that lives in the UK that may be able to help you find a doc.


PM. me and I'll see what I can do for you.
PMs are under messages in MY STUFF.


Bry


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jan 16, 2013, 4:07 PM
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I had lasik years ago. I think I waited a month to jump. Since then I've even jumped without goggles a few times. No problem.

After a year you should be able to do whatever you want. Wear goggles, have fun, no, I'm not a doctor.


lieu90

Jan 21, 2013, 5:31 AM
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Winkthanks very much for your help! I was too nervous about my eyes. I was really not sure about the 'retina', but my doc told me I can feel free to do it, yet just remember to have a smooth landing...

Could you tell me how the impact to the eyes feel in the sky? Will it hurt? Or some kind of feelings?
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Andy9o8  (D License)

Jan 21, 2013, 3:01 PM
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I know it's a wild thought, but: have you asked an eye doc yet? You know, one who's actually examined you personally?


(This post was edited by Andy9o8 on Jan 21, 2013, 3:04 PM)


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jan 22, 2013, 9:44 AM
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I know it's a wild thought, but: have you asked an eye doc yet? You know, one who's actually examined you personally?
You're silly. Tongue


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jan 22, 2013, 10:17 AM
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I know it's a wild thought, but: have you asked an eye doc yet? You know, one who's actually examined you personally?
You're silly. Tongue

I don't know what gets into me sometimes.


The111  (D 29246)

Jan 31, 2013, 11:09 PM
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yeah,but where to find?

You found one before, didn't you? Or can you not remember this also? Wink


Skydive_volker

Feb 22, 2013, 9:00 PM
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hello, i had lasik done about 5 years ago. I am s skydiving instructor. My Doc said I could go back to work after 5-7 days...I waited 10 days just to be safe and I have don about 3-4t thousand jumps after the surgery since then..no problems whatsoever....also you will be using goggles so you shouldn't worry.


raff

Mar 3, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Hi there,

I am a 22-year-old girl who is gonna go to Interlaken for a tandem skydiving (my first time to do extreme sport ever in my life) up the Eiger Mountain there. I am really excited.

However I just realized that I had a Lasik/Lasek (can not remember clearly) a year ago, and the last time I went to the doctor for the review was in June 2012, and the doctor told me my eyes recovered very well, especially my cornea, he said it was still quite thick (he even joked that I could have one more Lasik if I needed...).

But so far, I haven't been to him for half a year, and in the beginning of this February, it will be one year, so please help me, can I do skydiving now? What should I pay attention to?

I really need your help, so please everyone, don't make fun of me, thank you. Just tell me.Smile

Sincerely,Carol.
We can only tell you of our collective experiences. You should NOT go to a skydiving group to find medical answers. Anything you get here will be anecdotal, at best. Ask your doctors about this.

regards,

raff


skydude2000  (B 5843)

Mar 4, 2013, 6:11 AM
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Hi there,

I recently had mine done through Lasik MD. On their recommended activity schedule, it says after one month with eye protection. I asked the optometrist who did my exam after the sugery, and she said they recommend to wait 3 months. I'm glad I did it in December Laugh.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Mar 30, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I am by no means a doctor.

I would return to the doctor who preformed the surgery and ask his opinion,ESPECIALLY when it comes to my eyes.



Bry

^^^ THIS...with one caveat...
Hopefully your doctor is familiar with skydiving and could give you intelligent advice about the real effects it could have on your eyes.

I'd be reluctant to go with the advice of skydivers saying, "You'll be just fine." It's not their eyes that are being addressed.


normiss  (D 28356)

Mar 31, 2013, 11:22 PM
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More so when your eyes are so jacked up that it takes a year long surgery to fix.
Tongue


Andy9o8  (D License)

Apr 1, 2013, 8:10 AM
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In reply to:
I am by no means a doctor.

I would return to the doctor who preformed the surgery and ask his opinion,ESPECIALLY when it comes to my eyes. Bry

^^^ THIS...with one caveat...
Hopefully your doctor is familiar with skydiving and could give you intelligent advice about the real effects it could have on your eyes.

I'd be reluctant to go with the advice of skydivers saying, "You'll be just fine." It's not their eyes that are being addressed.


^^^ THIS...with one caveat... Wink

Some docs won't ever clear you to go skydiving because they think it's nuts, and they're afraid of being held liable if you get hurt after they clear you to do it. So they just won't. So sometimes you have to substitute another activity. So, to an ortho: "When can I go back to, uh, basketball and running in rugged terrain?" To an eye doc: "When can I, uh, ride my brother's motorcycle with goggles?" Etc.


pcjumper  (D License)

Apr 7, 2013, 1:37 PM
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I am to doctor............
however, I had Lasik on both of my eyes by the Navy Hospital at Jacksonville FL in 2009. The naval flight surgeon advised me to sit out from skydiving for three months and then I would be fine. I have logged more than 500 jumps since that time with no issues. I just make sure my goggles are on tight.


steveorino  (D 26782)

May 2, 2013, 1:02 AM
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I skydived one month after my lasik. And took off a month again when I had a touch up a few years later.


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