Q. Can I play football again after retinal tear?

Answered by
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

Can I play football again after retinal tear? It has been seven months after eye laser and I have been great, no more flashing lights for few months and no vision problems.

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Hi,

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I, unfortunately, have to say no. The fact that you have had a retinal tear which had to be treated by laser tells me that you are at future risk of another tear. The tear by itself can progress to retinal detachment and can permanently decrease the visual acuity of your eye even after treatment.

Please avoid all contact sports and attend follow-ups as instructed by your ophthalmologist.


The Probable causes:

Anomalous PVD (posterior vitreous detachment).

Investigations to be done:

1. Indirect ophthalmoscopy. 2. B-scan ultrasound.

Differential diagnosis:

1. Retinal hole. 2. Retinal degeneration.

Probable diagnosis:

Retinal tear post laser.

Treatment plan:

Observation.

Preventive measures:

Avoid contact sports.

Regarding follow up:

For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online.--->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist


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