Exercise after vitreous detachment: Is it safe?

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Exercise after vitreous detachment: Is it safe?

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Is it safe to do yoga after vitreous detachment?

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Answer

There's no evidence that yoga or any other exercise causes or worsens vitreous detachment. So, it's safe to do yoga — including headstands — with vitreous detachment.

In most cases, vitreous detachment doesn't cause serious vision problems and requires no treatment. However, occasionally, it can cause a retinal tear that can lead to a retinal detachment, which is a serious condition. Your ophthalmologist can assess your eye to be certain that you do not have a retinal tear.

Last Updated: 07/14/2006
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