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Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. I am a retina specialist.
It is common to have residual damage to your central vision with CSR, even after a "gentle" laser treatment like PDT. There is, unfortunately, nothing that can be done for this :(
Yes, I've accepted this fact.
Yes. It is perfectly safe for you to lift weights and do strength training. All the usual exercises, including bench presses
Exertion will not bring back your CSR. That being said, we know that worrying all the time is a risk factor for CSR....
I treat a lot of CSR in my practice and have done so for over two decades. Trust me. You can work out to your hearts content without worry.
Does this make sense to you?
Perhaps you can see how I'm relating the two: exertion/increase blood flow and the nature of CSR. Can you explain how the two are different?
That is comforting information
Your retina controls the blood flow to it irrespective of your exercising, heart rate and, in a huge range of pressures, you BP. CSR has nothing to do with these issues.
OK. Thank you.
My pleasure. Enjoy your exercises...
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Here is a good webpage on CSR that you might find helpful: