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I had laser surgery for a small retinal tear yesterday, and

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I had laser surgery for a small retinal tear yesterday, and it went well. I am not seeing floaters. How long should I go before resuming my exercise of 50 minutes on the ellytical? I burn approximately 20 calories per minute with a heartrate of 80% of ***** *****.
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Customer: I am an exercise junlie and want to get back at it - how long do I need to wait? Can I do something less strenuous like a power walk?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

most eye doctors will say no exercise for 2 weeks after laser retinal eye surgery.

but it can take upwards of two months for your retina to completely heal.

have you talked to your eye doctor about when you can go back to elliptical exercise.