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Exercise after retinal detachment
I recently (1 1/2 weeks ago) had a pneumatic retinopexy procedure for a retinal tear and detachment.  I regularly take power yoga classes and sometimes jog on my treadmill.  I also do some weight training.  I am wondering if, and when, I can get back to my previous activities.  I am only 40 and I really want to be able to get back to my normal life.  Also, I keep hearing about cataracts being a possible side effect of the procedure I had done, what is the likelihood of that?  

Thanks for your help.
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Call your retinal surgeon tomorrow to get answer about exercise.  It depends on size, location and severity of detachment.  You will probably get a cataract at some point in the future - possibly as soon as a year or maybe 10-20 years.  It is very likely - just can't say for sure when.  Could be about 5-10 years possibly.  It can be easily treated with modern cataract surgery - so don't get worried about that - you just need to get over this tear/detachment now.

MJK MD
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