Will physical activity reduce the effectiveness of laser surgery (for retinal detachment)?
Is there a possibility that something I do is likely to cause the laser surgery (that I had for retinal detachment) to be less effective? As of Monday, I was told to go back to my usual activities (exercise, etc.). I can't help but wonder if things like running or weight-lifting would cause the scarring to be less able to hold (?). Any ideas on this one? I'd hate to give up any of my exercise, but I definitely don't want to endanger my sight.
'Is there a possibility that something I do is likely to cause the laser surgery (that I had for retinal detachment) to be less effective?'
yes. jarring head and eye motions & injuries should be avoided. boxing, bungee jumping, car accidents, etc.
'I can't help but wonder if things like running or weight-lifting would cause the scarring to be less able to hold (?)'
no. weightlifting and running are both fine. every normal exercise i can think of would be fine. only extreme head/eye jarring would be considered contraindicated. no boxing, for instance (or kickboxing, etc)
Great, thanks!!! I don't do any boxing (or contact sports) and you couldn't pay me to go bungee-jumping. :) All I do is aerobics and some weight-lifting classes (and they're not particularly heavy weights).
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