Hello. I received laser surgery
yesterday to repair a retinal tear in my right eye as a result of trauma. My question is if exercise is permitted after the laser surgery and if I should wait until my retinal tear is confirmed as fully healed by my ophthalmologist
before continuing exercise such as running and light weightlifting. I understand that waiting for the tear to heal is always preferable but wanted to understand if there would be potential risks.
Here is some background about me and my circumstances:
- 26 year old male with 20/20 vision in both eyes
- No previous eye problems or eye conditions
in family history
- Retinal tear is a result of being punched in the eye during sparring (kickboxing) a week ago. Punch was not at full speed but enough to cause swelling for a few days and slight temporary blurred vision. Do not believe finger nail made contact with my eye.
- Noticed floaters 4-5 days after being punched with rapid eye movements (horizontal line and slight dots)
- Looked up-left during laser surgery for retinal tear
- No eye-drops prescribed after laser surgery
Based on my ophthalmologist's recommendations, I plan on avoiding contact sports until the retinal tear is fully healed as well as activities that require constant eye movements. However, would running or light weightlifting be permissible in the interim, as a general guideline under the circumstances outlined? For example, would the position of the tear (looking up-left during laser surgery) put me at lower risk for complications from these exercises?