I was recently diagnosed with retinal degeneration. My question pertains to making the condition worse. Is there anything I can do that will aggravate it and cause it to get worse? I have heard that weight lifting, exercising, and roller coasters can make it worse? Is this true? What else can make it worse?
Also, I am being evaluated for Stickler Syndrome. Does this diagnosis change any of your advice about retinal degeneration?
I have lattice degeneration also as so does 6-7% of all people. It should make no difference in your ability to safely exercise. I adivse patients with lattice to avoid theme park rides that violently whip the head in different directions.
Thanks. How often should I have the problem checked? The retinal specialist I saw said once a year, but that seems too long of a period to me - seems like every few months would be safer, or is that just overkill?
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