• Can I play rugby with a retinal hole?


    Question:

    Can I play rugby with a retinal hole?


    Answer:

    You should be examined by a retinal specialist who can determine if the macular hole is a low or high risk for a retinal detachment. Some macular holes should be treated with laser or cryotherapy, while others could be simply observed. Your ophthalmologist can then tell you when and if playing a contact sport is advised. Eye protection is always a great idea to protect against a potential injury involving a ball, finger, fist or shoulder.


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