A 23-year-old male asked:
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had retinal holes (age 23). laser surgery 8 months ago.have habit of masturbating (daily).can it cause retinal holes in future?recently eye pain also

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No relationship: Retinal holes are in effect thin stretched spots in the peripheral retina which can be a site of retinal detachment. Vigorous activity canSo break loose a preexisting hole, but is very unlikely to create one. My understanding of masturbation is that it is not that vigorous. I think you are safe from a risk here.
Answered on Feb 1, 2018

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