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can someone with keratoconus fight amateur boxing

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can someone with keratoconus fight amateur boxing
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

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If you have Keratoconus and see well, you can participate in many sports, including amateur boxing if you wear an enclosed polycarbonate protective lens goggles over your contacts. However, with Keratoclonus, you are at high risk of ruptured globe from head blow, even if not directly on the eye from boxing. I suggest that you get evaluated to determine how bad your keratoconus is, if you can avoid it, that would be a good discussion. However, if you have to, then the above enclosed protect and enclosed polycarbonate lens goggles will serve you well.

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