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What are exercises for prevention of retinal detachment?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Sometimes, lattice retinal degeneration can be treated to prevent retinal tears and detachments in weak areas.
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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Dilated retinal exam for problem areas is the best prevention.
Weak areas, tears, small detachments of the retina can be treated. Trauma during exercise can actually lead to a vitreous separation and eventually a detachment.

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Dilated retinal exam for problem areas is the best prevention.
Weak areas, tears, small detachments of the retina can be treated. Trauma during exercise can actually lead to a vitreous separation and eventually a detachment.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
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In brief: None really

Most retinal detachments are related to abnormal ocular structures or attachments to the retina.
There are no exercises effective to reduce this risk. The best bet is to have a dilated eye exam to find any potential weak spots and know the symptoms of retinal tear or detachment: flashing lights, floaters and loss of side vision.

In brief: None really

Most retinal detachments are related to abnormal ocular structures or attachments to the retina.
There are no exercises effective to reduce this risk. The best bet is to have a dilated eye exam to find any potential weak spots and know the symptoms of retinal tear or detachment: flashing lights, floaters and loss of side vision.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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