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Does Jogging pose risks for Eyes?
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Does Jogging pose risks for Eyes?

When I was considering cataract surgery last year, an opthamologist told me  "If you were my brother, I would tell you to stop jogging"  She felt it increased the risk of RD.

Since then, I have asked numerous eye care professionals (including several Retina Specialists) about this and none agreed.  They all said it was ok to jog.  I still don't know about jogging after cataract surgery.

I used to run marathons up until about 20 years ago, currently I'm much more moderate with my exercise, I jog slowly on a treadmill 3 days a week and use the elliptical machine 2 days a week, and do light weight training 3 days a week.

In 1987, I was training for a triathalon and was riding my bike early one morning and was struck from behind by a Ford Bronco that was going about 60 mph.  Thankfully, I was wearing a helmet and thankfully when I landed it was in a soft ditch next to the road.  I ended up with a 50% compression fracture of my T-7 vertebrae.  Thankfully, after 21 years I have no trouble at all, although I wonder if it's possible this accident could have contributed to my early development of cataracts.  I've heard that blunt force injuries can do that and/or cause RD.

Does anyone know about possible risks jogging poses for the human eye?
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I know that you should not jog following retina surgery.

The doctor can tell you more, shortly.
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I'm a marathon runner, triathalete with lattice degeneration and mildly myopic.

Almost all retinal MDs feel running/jogging will not cause RDs.

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