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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.

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.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Diseases, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Mar 31, 2011

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