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dr. robin salley, od - today a boxer came for ocular exam (fight in las vegas one week) dilated fundus exam = retinal folds. should he box ?

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Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Hi, Robin. Since retinal folds are associated with significant ocular, orbital and systemic pathology, I would tell the boxer to have a complete physical exam with blood work for inflammatory disease and orbital/cerebral imaging. If he goes on to fight without further workup and bleeds into his head from trauma to a brain tumor, there are going to be many unhappy players Best wishes! Gary
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Yale Kanter commented
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Should have evaluation by retinologist to see if folds are old or new and then go from there.
Sep 22, 2017

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