I'm a 33 year old male. I have amblyopia
in my left eye and in both eyes I'm quite farsighted (+5.5)
Approximately 2 years ago, I developed Central Serous Retinopathy
in my right eye. A great deal of fluid accumulated below my retina. Considering the weakness of my left eye, and the severe loss of vision in my right eye due to the CSR, my retina specialists recommended that I undergo PDT - i agreed. This procedure corrected the problem, the leak stopped and I regained most of my vision in my right eye.
However, my vision in my right eye is not 100% the way it used to be, rather about 75%. There are some areas relatively close to the center of vision that appear damaged (a fogged glass sensation in this area when my eye is open, and a continuous shuttering of light in this area when my eye is closed) I have poor night vision now. I have several "floaters" and about 6 months ago experienced what my ophthalmologists
suspected was a minor vitreous
This whole experience has made me realize how fragile the retina is and I'm now hypersensitive and worry constantly (to an obsessive degree) that something will happen again.
Is it safe for me to lift weights for strength training? I would like to, say, do bench presses, but I'm concerned the amount of exertion required is not wise considering my CSR history. However, I have no facts to back this up and would like a professional opinion.