Is it harmful for the eyes flying by plane?

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Hello everyone, I have been experiencing floaters the last few years and got checked by the doctor who told me that there's no detachment and it's because of the vitreous humor ( gel ). So I'm wondering if I should travel by plane without concerns regarding the fact that when you're flying you're experiencing the "pressure" in the cabin. Could this be a reason to cause some kind of damage to my eyes? Thank you very much for your time. 

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    Everybody as they get older starts to have floaters from the retina.  Perfectly normal, go flying.
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      But I'm still 23 not sure if that's normal. I'm just concerned if I have some kind of "partial" detachment despite the fact that my opthalmologist told me that there's no detachment but without dilation in the examination with the opthalmoscopy. 

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    No harm to fly.

    we avoid flying only if the eye underwent retinal surgery and ( a gas ) was injected into the eye, coz it  expands in low pressure of the plane.

    ps. pressure in a plane in high attitudes of course is higher than pressure outside the plane but still  lower than that on the ground.

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      Never had a suergery or something like that such as a serious health condition. I'm just worried because when I got checked by the opthalmologist, I didn't get my pupil dilated in the examination with the opthalmoscopy. However the doctor told me that there's no detachment. I've heard that sometimes there's a good view of the eye without dilation and it also depends on each patient's eye. Do you think that's logical? 

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      retinal periphry is seen better with full dilated pupil otherwise it is hard t check.

      In practice, fine degeneration are detected mainly by direct visualization .

      On next  visit be ready to dilate your pupilS and go to retinal specialist .

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      Yeah it is definitely better with full dilated however I've read that some opthalmoscopes have more technological progress and doctors can have a good view of the eye. I assume there's still no reason to worry about my eyes in case I fly again? 

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