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#129
blood shot eyes from free diving
CabezaDeMartillo - 11/17/2009 2:40 PM
Category: Health & Safety
Replies: 5



I went free diving last Saturday and on Monday had some blood shot eyes. I have no pain and my vision is 100%. I called the advice nurse and she said it would go away and that I had nothing to worry about.


She could’nt give me a straight answer as to when I can dive again. It appeared as though she didn’t have too much experience with this problem. Does anyone out there have any past experience with this?


Thanks for you input.
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UWnewbee - 11/17/2009 9:04 PM
 Call, DAN, Divers Alert Network, They can answer all your questions! Ph# 1 (919) 684 -4326
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DiveRex - 11/18/2009 10:17 AM
I’m not a diving medical specialist, so do call DAN, but it sounds to me like you just got a little mask squeeze while free diving. Its easier to have happen while free diving because its harder to equalize with out a reg in your mouth. And you dont think about the mask sucking on your eyeballs when you reach depth. But do call DAN and see what they say. :) And let us know what the concensous is please!
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CabezaDeMartillo - 11/18/2009 11:16 AM


I called DAN and they were very helpful. I let them know the situation and they said that I could go back as soon as I’m comfortable. As long as my eye sight is fine and that I don’t repeat the scenario. When this happened I definitely felt the squeeze and knew that I was pushing it. It was my last ab and was ready to call it a day. So I know now when to abort the dive and return to the surface. They also recommended a free diving mask it is a low profile mask that clears much easier than a regular scuba mask.


Very cool........greatly appreciate it
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UWnewbee - 11/18/2009 8:25 PM
 Glad the info helped and the outcome is good, take the DAN phone # and web address www.diversalertnetwork.org . Keep it on your cell phone and computer, thats what they are for, helping divers!! Dana
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CabezaDeMartillo - 11/19/2009 10:49 AM


Yes I am familiar with them. I use to be a memeber a while ago. I just didn’t think to contact them until your suggestion.


Thanks again.