1. If I transfer a potential open globe injury 1.5 hours away by ground, is it safe to send by helicopter or fixed wing?

    1. In cases of open globe injury, transport by air travel is very acceptable and should not pose any additional risk. The only contraindication that I am aware of is following vitrectomy with gas bubble. Patients with gas bubbles should not fly until the bubble is completely gone and they are cleared by their vitreoretinal surgeon.

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