Eye Care Community
IOP and sport
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

IOP and sport

I have moderate myopia: -4,75 L; -5,25 R, IOP 16 and 17 mm/Hg; axial length 25.6 and 25.65 normal healthy retina incl. peripheric. In Russia there is a protocol in which is  said that in eye elongation equal or greater than 26 mm all kind of sports are prohibited except swimming. I quit my weight-lifting because of medical advice. I am 23 yo. Now i am affraid to even perform simple home workout of pull-ups, push-ups. Can the temporary increasing of IOP during sport (sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups) lead to further axial elongation of the eye? My doctor said that it is possible, though I think it is unfounded,please somebody explain it to me.  Thanks in advance!
Blank
711220_tn?1251894727
I would lead a normal life and possibly cut down on contact sports or any sport that can lead to trauma to the face.

Dr. O.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
711220_tn?1251894727
I would lead a normal life and possibly cut down on contact sports or any sport that can lead to trauma to the face.

Dr. O.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you very much.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Eye Care Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
1932338_tn?1349223998
Blank
Luvtoski
Seattle
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC