• Which exercises should I avoid with CRVO?


    Question:

    I was diagnosed with CRVO and have had subsequent retinal hemorrhages. I don’t have diabetes or high blood pressure. Are there exercises or activities to be avoided with these conditions?  

     


    Answer:

    There is no evidence that central retinal vein occlusion (or CRVO, when the vein from the retina to the heart is blocked) is caused by exercises or exercise routines. However, if you are having active retinal hemorrhaging (bleeding in the back of the eye), you should avoid exercises that cause any direct trauma to the eye (like boxing) or exercises that cause considerable straining, such as weightlifting. 

     


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