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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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