• Can I Exercise with a Retinal Tear?


    Question:

    I am waiting for a Cyroptherapy to fix a tear in my retina. Can I play sports and lift weights in the mean time? Kindly advise. Thanks.


    Answer:

    Some retinal tears require immediate treatment with either cryotherapy or laser. Your ophthalmologist must feel your tear is at low risk for progressing if the treatment is elective.  As a general rule, physical activity is not thought to be a contributing factor to either the formation or progression of retinal tears.


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