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 surgeon
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yup. Packer just got a touchdown. Sorry, had to go yell at the TV :)
So, after 20+ years of being a retina surgeon, from what you have posted, your doctor is right: Get back to your old life style and don't worry.
Nothing that you did caused your retina to detach. It just happens, especially in near sighted folks like you.
my dr said my age, nearsightedness, but most of all cataract surgery was the straw that caused the retina to tear
Ya. I always like to blame the cataract surgeons too! ;-)
But these things just happen sometimes.....
he said my new lens takes up less space that natural which may have helped, also 10 minutes after my cataract surgery on this eye cornea dried out like prune, took 3 days before i could see normal ? have you had this happen
He is correct about the volume of the new lens but I really don't think that is a factor leading to a retinal detachment in an otherwise uncomplicated cataract surgery. The issue with your cornea should not have, in general, impacted your vitreous or retina either. It is probably a combination of being so near sighted and fate....
I've done thousands of detached retina repairs over the years and in many cases there is no one clear cut cause.
so to summarize, my dr jokingly said, your ok just do not take up boxing, so i should go back to activities mentioned even riding a roller coaster, and 11 mile strenuous hikes and forget that it's happened, my vision in both eyes 20-20, with only a very small dark spot downward
I'd not spend your time trying to over analyze this....go back to your life, watch for signs of a retinal detachment (since you now know what they are) and spend next summer in the Olympic National forest. I highly recommend the Obstruction Point hike. I made a very fun 17 day loop there in 2005 :)
Exactly. No more boxing :)
Dueling Dragons is an excellent ride at Universal Studios, as is the Hulk.....go for it.
thanks doc, my wife and i needed your 2nd opinion and help, thanks !!
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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