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What can I do to prevent retinal detachment?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Know your risks

If you are very near sighted, had a retinal detachment in the other eye, and have a family history of retinal detachment, then you are at a high risk.
If you have had a recent vitreous separation, and have flashes and floaters, you are also at risk. In both cases, you should be followed by an ophthalmologist closely.

In brief: Know your risks

If you are very near sighted, had a retinal detachment in the other eye, and have a family history of retinal detachment, then you are at a high risk.
If you have had a recent vitreous separation, and have flashes and floaters, you are also at risk. In both cases, you should be followed by an ophthalmologist closely.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Retianl detachment

There is not much/anything you can do to prevent retinal detachment.
Except possibly avoid trauma to the head or eye (still uncommon with trauma). Risk factors for people more likely to have a retinal detachment are very near sighted people, family history, surgery to the eye, some genetic conditions (marfan's syndrome). Follow regularly as recommended by your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Retianl detachment

There is not much/anything you can do to prevent retinal detachment.
Except possibly avoid trauma to the head or eye (still uncommon with trauma). Risk factors for people more likely to have a retinal detachment are very near sighted people, family history, surgery to the eye, some genetic conditions (marfan's syndrome). Follow regularly as recommended by your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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