Reduce Your Odds of a Retinal Detachment
Unfortunately, the majority of retinal detachment cannot be prevented, which only reinforces how imperative it is to regularly have an eye exam in order to detect signs. Certain eye injuries may cause retinal damage and lead to a detachment, but with a few simple steps and safe practices you can at least lower your risk.
For example, individuals that work with tools such as saws or hammers or yard tools have a greater risk of a foreign object flying into the eyes. These individuals should always make it a point to wear safety goggles. Adults and children that practice sports such as racquetball, soccer or even boxing may also wish to consider sports glasses or goggles. A blow to the eye from a fast moving ball or in the case of boxing, a glove, can cause significant damage to the retina.
Individuals suffering from diabetes have a greater risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that may result in something called tractional retinal detachment. For diabetic patients, a regular eye exam and proper blood sugar level maintenance can also help.
This information is presented by Retina Macula Specialists of Miami, the largest private retina practice in the city. We are a nationally acclaimed retina practice dedicated to the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases. Each of our extensively trained doctors is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and ready to help treat eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy treatment, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, and more. We have three convenient locations in Miami, Coral Gables, and North Miami Beach. For contact information or to request an appointment, please visit https://www.retinamaculamiami.com.