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Can you exercise if you are at risk of a retinal detachment

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: Certainly very vigorous exercise or hit to the eye may induce a retinal detachment at a place of weakness but generally, normal exercise should pose n ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rare at 16: Retinal detachment (rd) is when the seeing layer at the back of the eye lifts off from its underlying support. This can lead to blindness if untreate ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Uncommon: Retinal detachments are uncommon eye problems. There are 3 types and the risk factors are different for each. The most common type is associated wit ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinal detachment: Very nearsighted people have retinas that are stretched thin on the edges. They have an increased risk of tearing and then detaching the retina. Boxe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Indirect: The risk of a detachment relates mostly to the internal structure of the eye, previous illness and injury, surgery, and refractive errors. If any of ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: Myopia (nearsightedness) is a risk factor for retinal detachment, not hyperopia (farsightedness). That being said, plenty of hyperopic patients can ge ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Less than myopic: Anybody can get a retinal detachment, but myopia is considered a risk factor and not really hyperopia. That is not to say that a hyperope can't get a ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Retinal detachment: Those are questions for your retina specialist to answer.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
See ophthalmologist: Retinal detachment can be for some reasons as diabetes , blood vessels disease etc; ;The best is consult ophthalmologist who can suggest you best trea ... Read More

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