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

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

Depends on Risk: If you are at risk because you are nearsighted, then yes, you can exercise. If you are at risk because you have had multiple retinal tears, then i would be more cautious because movement of the vitreous gel could exert tractional force on the retina. Get examined by a retina specialist and ask for clearance to work out before proceeding. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more


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Retinal detachment. Does it cause blindness? How do you know if you are at risk of it? Does the correct itself?

Retinal detachment. Does it cause blindness? How do you know if you are at risk of it? Does the correct itself?

Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vision loss. Not every detachment is the same. Some retinal detachments can be fixed with an in-office procedure. Don't delay! The only way to tell is if you have symptoms, flashing lights or new floaters, and to see an Eye MD for examination. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for retinal detachment?

Who is at risk for retinal detachment?

Mainly myopia: The single biggest risk factor for developing a retinal detachment is myopia (nearsightedness), esp. if the glasses prescription is stronger than -6.00 diopter (high myopia). Additional risk factors include family history of retinal detachment, history of trauma to an eye, history of eye surgery (intraocular like cataract, vitrectomy etc.) ...Read more

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What people are at risk for retinal detachment?

What people are at risk for retinal detachment?

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. Boxers and other fighters risk impact to the eye that can cause retinal detachments. Diabetics can form retinopathy that leads to retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Are there any forms of exercise increase the risk for a retinal detachment?

Are there any forms of exercise increase the risk for a retinal detachment?

Boxing: Activities involving direct compressive trauma to the eye can increase the risk of retinal detachment, even with the vitreous gel intact. Examples include boxing, tennis, soccer, etc. Protective eyewear is recommended for these contact sports. Additionally, activities that result in sudden deceleration, such as bungee jumping can also result in a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are hyperopic people at risk for retinal detachment?

See below: Myopia (nearsightedness) is a risk factor for retinal detachment, not hyperopia (farsightedness). That being said, plenty of hyperopic patients can get a retinal detachment as there are other risk factors involved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are hyperopic people at risk for retinal detachment?

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 an rd, because they certainly can. ...Read more

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Does anything increase risk of retinal detachment if you have lattice? Certain stretching, exercise, activities, etc? How to minimize risk?

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 treatment and what to avoid to prevent for further detachment ...Read more

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I've had 4 ops to fix retinal detachment. 3 weeks ago is most recent, when can I exercise again? Any way of reducing side effects of prednisolone?

Maybe, but: Ask your retinal surgeon. I allow patients to resume exercise when i feel that they are out of danger of redetaching the retina. It can be anywhere from a month to three. Prednisolone eye drops are commonly used after eye surgery. Their side effects are cataract and glaucoma. This is often difficult and limits treatment. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i prevent retinal detachment with a healthy diet and multivitamins and omega 3 and exercise? I had tears in both eyes treated by laser 3months ago

Can i prevent retinal detachment with a healthy diet and multivitamins and omega 3 and exercise? I had tears in both eyes treated by laser 3months ago

No. : Retinal detachments, due to retinal tears are called rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rrd). Rrd is not preventable through diet, vitamin supplements or exercise. The only way to prevent an rrd is to have routine, detailed, thorough and complete dilated retinal examinations by a retina specialist to look for retinal tears/holes/breaks. If found, immediate laser treatment will prevent most rrds. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more