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Is It Possible To Play Sports After A Detached Retina
Hello I'm 23. I had retinal detachment surgery approximately 6 months ago. Now can I do heavy lifting, go waterslide or play soccer etc.? Or when can i?
RD: Are you myopic and how myopic are you? Was this your first detachment? Most cases you can go back to normal activities by 6mo but depends on specifics. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
It may be easier to exercise earlier in your pregnancy than during the last three months (third trimester) of pregnancy. Choosing safe exercises for you and your baby is important because some positions, as your weight and balance change, may become uncomfortable or have potentially harmful effects. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require lying flat on your back, because this position may make ...Read more
Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. Most sports are ok, too. I would avoid sports where you are going to get hit in the face or eye, like boxing. If you are an avid basketball, football, or soccer player, you may wish to wear eye protection. ...Read more
It Depends: Retinal detachment surgery can involve a range of surgical techniques from an office procedure to operative surgery. Typical recovery ranges from 2 to 6 weeks depending on whether gas or oil was used in the surgery. It may take months for the vision to recovery optimally, depending on the type of detachment that occurred. It is best to follow the surgeon's guidelines. ...Read more
Interesting question: Flashing lights from a vitreous traction which might lead to a retinal tear or detachment are usually described as white. Orange or red floaters (some describe flashes) may actually be blood from a ruptured vessel due to the traction. The flashes do not necessarily mean you are going to get a detachment. But get an exam! ...Read more
Possible. : Unfortunately, retinal detachment occurs not uncommonly after cataract surgery in about one to two cases per hundred cataract surgeries. Halos can be a function of the intraocular lens that is placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery. They can be a function of uncorrected or over corrected refractive error. Also, the condition of the retina is obviously a factor. ...Read more
Something just caught my eye on screen but with an eye test, they could tell if a detached retina was starting right?
I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?
Sunglasses…: are always a good idea when outdoors in sunlight to protect your eyes from uv rays. You want good ones that block both uva & uvb & have lenses that don't distort your vision. Are you under the care of an ophthalmologist? If not, I'd highly advise seeing one for the detached retina problem. ...Read more
How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!
Perhaps: Some techniques used to repair a detached retina can lead to premature cataract. An example surgery is a pars plana vitrectomy where the jelly pulling on the retina (vitreous) is removed from inside the eye. While removing the vitreous may speed up cataract development, we accept this occurence as without an atrached retina, the eye does not see. Cataract surgery may be needed down the road. ...Read more
None: Retinal detachment is an urgent and visually threatening lifting off of the retina from its moorings in the back of the eye. There are no home remedies for this, no herbals, no physical things you can do. You need ophthalmologic evaluation immediately and if detachment is present some form of laser or operative surgery is the only thing to save your eye and vision. ...Read more
Expert exam critical: A careful dilated exam by a qualified ophthalmologist or retinal specialist will likely yield the diagnosis. If there is also vitreous blood or significant cataract, the retinal specialist will also use a B scan ultrasound to know for sure ...Read more
Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment, and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read more
Many: These are conditions in which the retina, the visual film at the back of the eye, becomes loosened from its moorings which disturbs the vision and can cause permanent loss of not fixed. Bleeding can also lift off the retina but more commonly causes a blockage of vision by covering up the front of the retina. See your retinal ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment which is possible. ...Read more
Trauma: Yes, depending on of the severity of a trauma to the head, it can lead to a retinal tear and detachment. ...Read more
Yes: Most states only require vision in one eye of 20/40 or better to maintain an unrestricted drivers license, so even during the healing phase or if the vision is reduced after a retina procedure a person may drive. Once a retinal detachment has healed there are no activity restrictions. ...Read more
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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