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hiking in high altitude post surgery

I'll be having cateract surgery March 5th, 2007 and am planning a trip to hike to Macchu Pichu in the middle of May. I'll be in altitudes from about 7000ft to almost 14000 feet. Could this affect the surgery?
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Your eye should be plenty healed by then. The dry air may be a problem so take artifical tears.

JCH III MD
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