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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

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Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Abdul Khan
Dr. Abdul Khan
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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately no

Healthy diet and vitamins can help the function of the retina, but holes are caused by anatomical weaknesses of the retina.
You can have an abnormal anatomy with perfect function and vise versa. Vitamins help the retina stay healthy and function well but it will not change anatomical weaknesses. You must regularly keep an eye on your retina with consistent exams. Good question!

In brief: Unfortunately no

Healthy diet and vitamins can help the function of the retina, but holes are caused by anatomical weaknesses of the retina.
You can have an abnormal anatomy with perfect function and vise versa. Vitamins help the retina stay healthy and function well but it will not change anatomical weaknesses. You must regularly keep an eye on your retina with consistent exams. Good question!
Dr. Tod Haller
Dr. Tod Haller
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

See your eye doctor.

In brief: No

See your eye doctor.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. Mark Michels
Ophthalmology

In brief: RD not prevented vit

VItamins have not been proven to help or hurt your chances of developing more retinal pathology.
They have only been shown to help prevent progression of age related macular degeneration

In brief: RD not prevented vit

VItamins have not been proven to help or hurt your chances of developing more retinal pathology.
They have only been shown to help prevent progression of age related macular degeneration
Dr. Mark Michels
Dr. Mark Michels
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