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Can excessive crying cause retinal tear or weaken the retina ?
Sir,

This is a follow up question to the one I asked earlier. My case history can be found here -

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Eye-Care/Retinal-tear-possibility-from-back-of-f-head-banging-against-car-doorframe/show/2988124#post_14222304

I had a minor horseshoe tear 6 months back which was successfully laser treated. I am 33 years old male.
Today, I had an emotional breakdown and cried non-stop for 45 minutes. This lead to puffy and red eyes with blocked nose.

Could this have damaged my retina or weakened it at least ?
I am a little afraid.

Thanks.
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177275 tn?1438375244
No it would have no role in your problems.
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Thanks Sir,I also sneezed once while crying. Is that also safe ? I have read that sneezing is bad for retina. But it is very difficult to control when it comes.
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177275 tn?1438375244
It's okay, sneeze away
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Thank you Sir. One last question. I have been seeing some purple streaks of light occasionally since yesterday after my bout of crying. It happens when I close and open my eyes.

No vision problem. Shall I just ignore it ?
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177275 tn?1438375244
If only present when open or close eye and just momentary not to worry
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Thanks, it happens when open close and sometimes when moving eyes, but not continous. Since it is purple in color and started recently after my bout of crying, I felt depressed. Thanks again sir, really appreciate !
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