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Can retinal detachment be prevented?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Retinal detachment

Perhaps. Retinal detachment due to trauma may be prevented with safety glasses at home and at work.
Retinal detachment due to inherited myopia often cannot be prevented.

In brief: Retinal detachment

Perhaps. Retinal detachment due to trauma may be prevented with safety glasses at home and at work.
Retinal detachment due to inherited myopia often cannot be prevented.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
Thank
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