There might be a small increase in risk of a tear with really strenuous activity but more likely with blunt blows to the head. Either way, I would not recommend becoming less active just so you can decrease the risk by a very small amount. Discuss this with your retina specialist.
The focal length is not the main question here. The question is why didn't your surgeon discuss with you choosing distance vs. near vision. It might depend on what the prescription is in the other eye (nearsighted or farsighted) to begin with. Should have been discussed. Normally, it is not worth the risk of surgery to do the exchange. You could wea...
It is likely a posterior vitreous detachment which is a normal part of the aging process. Cataract surgery could speed it up. As long as you don't have flashes of light, new floaters, or a dark curtain or shadow come up you could simply see the retina surgeon periodically to make sure all is OK. If you get any of those symptoms or anything else that c...
Go see a retina specialist. If it is truly a full thickness hole, it has a lower chance of closing with surgery if you wait too long. My cutoff is if vision is worse than 20/40 in the eye. Good luck.
Sounds like you need chronic treatment. Go get an exam by your ophthalmologist. You should be doing warm compresses and eyelid scrubs every day. A course of antibiotics or steroid drops may be necessary if there is significant blepharitis involved. This should all be done under the care of a competent ophthalmologist.
You should consult your ophthalmologist. Xalatan is also not good in pregnancy as it can induce contractions. Timolol and Alphagan may be options but under the direction of a glaucoma specialist who can weigh the risks and benefits. If you had bilateral congenital cataracts, there is a good chance that it is a germline mutation and 50% of your children may...
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