The front-line jet-based flight attendants in the United States and around the world have to be extremely careful when they fly with a red eye.
If one of their flights has an emergency landing or is grounded, they must get a doctor’s call immediately.
It is an extremely common occurrence.
“It’s a very serious situation,” said Dr. Richard Ritchie, an emergency room physician and the head of the Emergency Medicine program at Emory University Medical Center.
“The medical staff at Emrys has trained hundreds of people on the emergency room phone system, and they have never seen anything like it.”
The Red Eye Incident The Red Eye is a serious medical emergency and can happen in a number of ways, depending on what the airline does to fix it.
“If there is a crash, they have a red-eye flight.
If there is an emergency, they don’t,” said Ritchie.
If you or someone you know is injured, you may have to evacuate, and that could put you at risk of severe bleeding.
If your flight is canceled or diverted, you will not be able to leave the gate without an emergency exit.
That means that you may not be given the proper paperwork to get out.
“You have to have a doctor who has a special medical condition that requires you to have blood transfusions, because you have to wait to be transported,” Ritchie said.
“There’s a good chance that you’ll be dehydrated and have to take a urine test to find out if you have a hemophilia B or a hemoglobin A type,” he added.
The red eye can cause severe bleeding if you do not get the proper blood transfusion.
The hemoglobin type can make you bleed for days.
“The red-eyed passengers, it can lead to serious bleeding, and it can have a very significant impact on their ability to get care,” said the Emory physician.
“So, if you are a passenger that has a red or red eye or red eyesight, you should be very careful about the emergency exit you use.”
The Emergency Department at Emry University Medical School specializes in emergency medicine.
If someone has a hemphilia B, they are at higher risk for blood clots.
“They may have a lower threshold for clotting, so it may be difficult for them to get blood transfused,” said Cailan D’Aquili, an EMHS emergency medicine specialist.
If you or anyone you know has a blood clot, the ER doctor will likely ask you to get tested.
“I will be the first one to ask you for blood transfuses,” said D’Asquili.
“In general, I will try to find a vein and try to bring that person in.
I will ask them for a blood transfuse and a vein.
I don’t know if they will do it.”
You may have no idea what the red-eyes look like or if they have any symptoms, unless you see one, said Rizzo.
“Then you will see it and it may not seem like there’s anything wrong.
If they look red, they may have symptoms like fever, vomiting, and muscle aches.
But, if it’s very red, it could be that they have some type of infection.”
There are no immediate treatments to treat red-eyed passengers.
“It’s usually pretty straightforward,” said Richard Rizzio.
“Most of the time, if they’re having symptoms that are severe, they’ll probably need a transfusion.”
But if it is an early morning, they will have the option to get a shot of antibiotics, but the doctor may tell them to stay hydrated.
“When you see someone with a blood infection, if there is any red in the eye, the doctor might recommend that you have an intravenous (IV) line or a catheter to be injected.
It’s a bit different to have someone inject you, because it’s not a needle, it’s a tube.
You need to put the tube under the eye,” Rizzi said.
The Red Eyes and Other Health HazardsWhen you are flying, you are at risk for some serious problems.
If the doctor’s instructions are followed, your flight should be able return to normal and the red eye should clear up.
But if there are signs of an emergency or you are experiencing bleeding, you need to get medical attention right away.
The ER doctor should be the last person to treat you.
“Because the eye is a big vein, it will bleed if you’re in the right spot,” said Chris Gaffney, an ER doctor at Empott Medical Center in Texas.
“That is where the emergency medical equipment is.”
When you get an eye exam, your doctor will check to make sure that you do NOT have a blood disorder, such as hemophiliacs or hemolytic anemia.
They will also test for viral