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Is boxing an option with myopia (nearsightedness)?

Hi! I am 29 years old and I have myopia/nearsightedness/shortsightedness (about 6 in both eyes). I started boxing this last month, but only pad work, no sparring so far. The main reason I avoid sparring is that I have heard that I am in an increased risk of retina detachment due to my myopia. Is that true?
I am considering starting sparring but only while wearing protective head gear. Would that be enough to protect my eyes? Many thanks in advance!
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Here’s the best advice: Don’t box or wrestle or do martial arts. If you take the time you will find posts from young males that have had all types of eye injuries from these brutal sports: retinal detachments, bleeding in eye, glaucoma, dislocated lens, etc.   The padding and head protection do not prevent your eyes from getting a shock wave that cause RD.  Anyone doing these sports is ask risk of retinal detachment, your risks and perhaps 10-15 times the risk of a non-myopic person.  Find a better sport that does not involve so much risks.
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