Medical Must-See: How an airline passenger's blocked nose blew out his eye

A turbulent journey ended in ED, with serious consequences

Before take-off, please ensure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright positions — and your sinuses are clear.

Orbital compartment syndrome

Otherwise, you may land yourself in ED, with serious consequences.

As with this passenger, who was taken via ambulance after sudden loss of vision in the right eye three hours into a 12-hour international flight.

He had experienced blocked nasal passages and mid-facial tenderness before boarding the aircraft, for which he had been prescribed