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Question:
I had my first child in 2008, and I had a detached retina in my left eye in 2009. I am about to have my second child in seven weeks, and I am scared that it will detach again or my "good eye" (my right eye) will detach during a vaginal birth while pushing. Is this possible? Should I have a C-section to avoid all that pressure in my eye?  

Answer:
The is no evidence that spontaneous vaginal delivery increases the risk of retinal detachment.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: General Eye Health

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