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Weight Lifting And Retinal Detachment
Does casual weighlifting during exercise cause floater increase? No history of retinal tear or increase in floaters.
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
Does jogging and weighlifting 1-2 hrs per day 3-4 times a week increase eye floaters? Benign floaters with no retinal detachment, 31 male.
Wouldnt pars plana vitrectomy reduce the risk of retinal tears or detachments due to vitreoretinal traction for someone with lattice and vitr degen?
Retinal detachment: The answer depends on how much of the retina was detached and if thru the macula, as well as how long it was detached and the type of corrective reattachment surgery required. The vitreoretinal surgeon who did the repair can answer this question with better accuracy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A risk factor: One of the risk factors for retinal detachment is severe nearsightedness or myopia. Individuals with this condition tend to have thin retinas with fragile areas that are susceptible to detaching. It is advisable to see an ophthalmologist regularly if you are a high myope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High myopic, have multiple lattice degen of retina with micro holes and floaters (no treatment needed). Can I do swimming n other cardio exercises?
Yes: From your question it appears you have had these seen by a retinal specialist. Yes your risk is a little higher than the average for retinal detachment but it usually takes a solid hit to loosen the retina around these weaker points. You certainly can swim and cardio exercises should be no problem. The greater risk would be if you got in an auto accident on the way to the gym. ...Read more
Can umbilical hernia repair surgery be affected by doing light cardio and lifting light weights (10lbs max) two weeks after surgery?
Have lattice degeneration with a retinal hole . No treatment required. Can I do abdominal exercises, situps, the plank, pressups, legraises and squats?
Can anterior vitreous detachment occur before pvd? Does it reduce the retinal risks assoc with cataract surgery? Symptoms other than floaters?
Vitreous detachment: May occur at the level of the anterior retina adjacent to an area called the ora serrata. The vitreous may delaminate from the retina at any location, meaning either posterior or anterior at anytime either from trauma or idiopathic. If the vitreous is already detached from the retina, then the risks of a retinal detachment is theoretically reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do post-cataract surgery retinal detachments occur? Is there some retinal pulling involved from posterior vitreous detachment (pvd)?
Destabilization: The natural lens and its supports stabilize the front of the eye and vitreous. Removal of the thick natural lens and substitution with a thin artificial lens, increases the chance for the vitreous to move in ways that can destabilize the attachments of the vitreous over the retina. If there are weak places, this can increase the chance of detachment, even in the best of cataract surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was told by Healthtap that extreme jogging might increase eye floaters. Is this due to retinal tear / detachment?
No: No, but the incident or cause of floaters is a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more
Will type 2 diabetes diminish muscle and strength gains from weight lifting? And should insulin use be modified when lifting heavy weights?
Not if controlled: If diabetes is well controlled, it should not diminish the effect of exercise in increasing strength and muscle mass. In order to evaluate whether Insulin needs to be adjusted, you should measure glucose before and after exercise sessions; if the sugar is falling with exercise, you could have a snack before exercising, drink a sports drink during exercise, or decrease Insulin at the meal before. ...Read more
Myopia resulted in floaters n flashes.What is good solution for it.Wearing glasses?My eye checkup doesn't show retinal tear or detachment.Pls help
Floaters/Flashes: Floaters and flashes are caused by changes in the vitreous gel of the eye. Flashes usually go away within a few weeks, but floaters tend to persist for much longer. Over time the floaters tend to be less bothersome, but this is a gradual process that's different for each individual. Unfortunately glasses will not help. If the floaters or flashes worsen you should get rechecked for a retinal tear. ...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 3 more doctor answers
What is risk of getting retinal hermorghage or retinal detachment from bungee jumping ? I have mild myopia
Retinal detachment: The overall risk of retinal detachment in people with myopia is approximately 5%. Although I could not find stats for this condition developing specifically from bungee, I have linked some references for you to review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3468282/ https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/media/us/samplechapters/9781437706031/9781437706031.pdf ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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