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Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
This question has been studied rather carefully.
To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems.

In brief: Not likely
This question has been studied rather carefully.
To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Unlikely
Unless you have extreme risk factors to begin with such as inherited retinal detachment tendency or previous retinal issues, the most likely adverse event in the eye from the strain of labor is hemorrhage on the outside of the eye or in the retina.
But these are uncommon, and I have not heard of anyone getting a detachment from labor.

In brief: Unlikely
Unless you have extreme risk factors to begin with such as inherited retinal detachment tendency or previous retinal issues, the most likely adverse event in the eye from the strain of labor is hemorrhage on the outside of the eye or in the retina.
But these are uncommon, and I have not heard of anyone getting a detachment from labor.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: Unlikely
Pushing during delivery can cause other problems in the retina, such as bleeding, but a retinal detachment is unlikely.

In brief: Unlikely
Pushing during delivery can cause other problems in the retina, such as bleeding, but a retinal detachment is unlikely.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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