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can workouts cause detached retinas?
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An_255322 posted:
I am very myopic in both eyes, w an astigmatism in my right eye. Im 44 yo male. Had double cataracts surgery in '07. Had detached retina in left eye in 03/13, then in right eye in '01/14. Had scleral buckle surgery in both eyes. Can plyo/kettlebell workouts cause/contribute to tearing/detaching of retinas?

Concerned middle age guy
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Unlikely that aerobic exercise alone, even with moderate "impact" can cause a recurrent retinal detachment. Not only were your detachments 'fixed" but the surgeon placed scleral buckles to decrease the possibility of future retinal tears and detachment.

On the other hand, make sure you use protective eye wear, as should everyone, when playing racket sports.

It would make good sense to ask this same question to your retina surgeon who knows the exact details of your personal situation.


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