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anyone knows why eye surgery is known to be contraindication for performing spirometry? Is this connected to increasing pressure in thorax and obstructing venous return from head face and neck?
 
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jdh71

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Well. That makes sense. Wouldn't want any coughing to jack up the surgery. Hell. Any surgery on the thorax or head avoud spitometry.

Though I don't know why you'd want to do one right after surgery.
 

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Increases peripheral venous pressure, especially in the face/eyes. No good for healing that delicate vasculature right after being sutured up. Lymphatics in that area have a hard enough time as is after trauma.
 
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