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A 33-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering are hyperopes at risk for retinal detachments, pvds, etc?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Less common: No one is immune from retinal detachment but spontaneous detachment is more common in myopes. The incidence after trauma or eye surgery is the same in all refractive groups.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me are hyperopes at risk for retinal detachments, pvds, etc?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 56 years experience
All are at risk: A hyperope can get pvd, retinal detachment, etc., but is at less risk than a myope.
Last updated May 12, 2014

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