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  • When are sports safe after retinal surgery?


    My 13-year-old son recently underwent surgery for a detached retina (resulting from a ball to the eye), which included using a scleral buckle. He is a very active child and plays competitive soccer (as the goalkeeper) among other sports. How long after surgery should we wait before letting him resume unrestricted sports activities?


    Without knowing the details of your son’s injury or eye surgery, it is difficult for me to give you a specific recommendation about how long he should wait before resuming unrestricted sports activities. In most cases, however, we suggest a minimum of four to six months. Speak with your son's ophthalmologist to find out how long he or she recommends restricting sports activity.

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