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I have pvd. Would scuba diving causes retinal detachment?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Probably Not

Unlikely, particularly if you have already had a posterior vitreous detachment.

In brief: Probably Not

Unlikely, particularly if you have already had a posterior vitreous detachment.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: No. Retinal tears do

On initial diagnosis, we advise that patients refrain from certain physical activities and lifting.
This is because a retinal tear can develop and evolve into a retinal detachment. If the PVD is old, and there are no other defects in the retina, scuba diving and other activities are okay. If you are unsure, you should have a dilated retinal exam by your eye specialist.

In brief: No. Retinal tears do

On initial diagnosis, we advise that patients refrain from certain physical activities and lifting.
This is because a retinal tear can develop and evolve into a retinal detachment. If the PVD is old, and there are no other defects in the retina, scuba diving and other activities are okay. If you are unsure, you should have a dilated retinal exam by your eye specialist.
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: Shouldn't

But you (and any scuba diver) should try to avoid mask squeeze.

In brief: Shouldn't

But you (and any scuba diver) should try to avoid mask squeeze.
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