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Had retinal holes (age 23). laser surgery 8 months ago.Have habit of masturbating (daily).Can it cause retinal holes in future?Recently eye pain also

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No relationship

Retinal holes are in effect thin stretched spots in the peripheral retina which can be a site of retinal detachment.
Vigorous activity canSo break loose a preexisting hole, but is very unlikely to create one. My understanding of masturbation is that it is not that vigorous. I think you are safe from a risk here.

In brief: No relationship

Retinal holes are in effect thin stretched spots in the peripheral retina which can be a site of retinal detachment.
Vigorous activity canSo break loose a preexisting hole, but is very unlikely to create one. My understanding of masturbation is that it is not that vigorous. I think you are safe from a risk here.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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