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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.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Diseases, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Mar 31, 2011

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