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Activities after scleral buckle surgery

My 16 year old, extrememly active son, just had the skleral buckle done for his RD. The detachment is most likely due to an injury he sustained to his eye approximately 3 years ago. My question is, what is a realistic expectation for my sons sports future after this surgery. He is the quarterback for his high school football team, plays baseball and bowls. we have raised this questions with our opthamologist and his answer is "it is up to you".  We know there is a very real possibility that he will never play football again, but I would love to have some real direction with this decision.

Thanks for your help.
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As long as the doctor says all is well then there is no need to be too restrictive. I would make sure he wears proper eye proctection at all time and avoid such sports as boxing.
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Dear sportsdad,

I would recommend that you speak with the retinal specialist and ask his advice when his eye is healed.  Try to ask specific questions, when would it be safe to resume sports following his retinal detachment? What types of activities can he perform?  What types of sports would you advise he refrain from?  This may help to get more specific answers.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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