Hello, I was recently diagnosed recently with the peripheral retinal degenerations (snail track and paving stones). I do not have any holes or tears. I'm myopic (-4) since 11-12, now I'm 35yo. Doctor told me that I should have an immediate laser treatment, because of this snail track degeneration. She also forbade me to exercise as usual (fitness, climbing) until I have a photocoagulation. The doctor warned me that snail track degeneration increases the risk (30%) of retinal detachment. I'm confused and do not know what to do. I do not have any problems with my eyes - no flashes, only a few small floaters which I always had. The examination lasted 3 minutes and an ophthalmologist used Goldman triple mirror. I'm afraid of laser treatment at this stage and not sure it is absolutely necessary. I live in Eastern Europe and in here laser treatment is quite popular right now. I am afraid in some cases overused. I'm having another appointments to get more opinions. Could you please advice if this kind of degeneration requires photocoagulation and what kind of ophthalmological examinations would you recommend to get rid of doubts? Thanks a lot in advance!