A 38-year-old member asked:
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i have had retina tears recently. someone told me i should not use an inversion table. is that true?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Retinal tears are caused by vitreous traction not from outside activities. You can hang upside down if you like.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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Probably not: Inversion tables can cause a temporary increase in eye pressure but should have no effect on the retina.
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It should be ok: the floaters float so they wont get wors just will float in different direction be safe and be careful
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See an Eye MD first: The science behind inversion tables is questionable at best. If you have floaters you should check with an Eye MD before beginning hanging upside dow ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
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Better not: Would affect your eye pressure and retinal problems, ask your ophthalmologist too, best wishes
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