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What are exercises for prevention of retinal detachment?

What are exercises for prevention of retinal detachment?

None.: Exercise cannot prevent retinal detachment. If you are nearsighted or have a family history of retinal detachment, you should be regularly examined by a retina specialist. Another key is to be aware of the symptoms of retinal detachment, which are flashing lights, floaters, and loss of vision. If these occur, see a retina specialist immediately. ...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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Can retinal detachment be prevented?

Can retinal detachment be prevented?

Not easily: Retinal detachment is a consequence of the susceptibility of the eye and underlying disease. High myopes and diabetics are at risk and trauma and eye surgery are commonly involved. Many however, are spontaneous with no apparent underpinnings. Good diabetic control helps; avoidance of trauma can help. Best however is to recognize the symptoms and seek help when it is likely. ...Read more

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Can retinal detachment be prevented if you already had a tear?

Can retinal detachment be prevented if you already had a tear?

Usually, yes: A retinal tear can be "surrounded" or walled off by laser treatment which acts as a barrier to prevent the remaining retina from becoming detached. It is successful in most, but not all, cases. You regular ophthalmologist may be able to treat this, or they may decide to refer you to a vitreoretinal specialist. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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Why do you get retinal detachment?

Why do you get retinal detachment?

Often unknown: The majority of retinal detachments happen when the fluids inside the eye shift or shrink inwards, taking a small piece of the retina with it, causing a tear, which then leads to a detachment. This happens without obvious cause, often in middle age. In some cases, the detachment occurs after a trauma like a blow to the head, or eye surgery. Most retinal detachments can be successfully repaired. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more