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Is physical exercise bad for myopic patients?
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Is physical exercise bad for myopic patients?

I have myopia and my glasses are -6.50(spherical),-0.75 (Cyl) [Right eye] and -6.00(sph), -1.50(cyl) [left eye].
I am a 23 years old man. I do physical exercises like push ups, sit ups, crunching, etc. Recently I have joined a gym and I am interested to start weight lifting exercises. I have heard that hard exercise can worsen the eye sight of high myopic patients. Should I continue with it? I really want to do those exercises but I don't want my eyes to suffer for that. Please help!
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Stop multiposting. You posted this three times. JCH MD
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I am sorry Dr.Hagan. I think it happened due to some technical fault.
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Be careful of glaucoma, and have your eye pressures checked yearly. Highly myopic patients are more susceptible to glaucoma, and weight training exercises can elevate eye pressure. You are probably young enough not to have to worry, but if there is family history, be careful

Aerobic exercise, however, can help with both pressure and circulation within the eye, so exercise is a mixed message.

I am not a physician.
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