Abstract: if patients with high myopia participate in violent sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, diving, jumping, weight lifting, boxing and carrying heavy objects, and have collision, or extreme sports such as bungee jumping, roller coaster and skydiving, and the external pressure changes sharply, they are prone to retinal detachment, and the direct consequence of retinal detachment is blindness.
patients with high myopia should stay away from strenuous exercise
. However, once your myopia exceeds 600 degrees, you can be diagnosed as “high myopia”.
patients with medium and high myopia after strenuous exercise, if there is a floating shadow or Flash feeling in front of them and their vision decreases, it may be a precursor of retinal detachment, they should go to the hospital for examination in time to determine whether retinal detachment occurs.
why do patients with high myopia easily cause retinal detachment?
most high myopia is “axial myopia”, that is, the axis of the eye is longer than that of normal people (23.5-24 mm). The axis of the eye is elongated, just as the balloon is blown large, the balloon wall will become thinner. In the same way, our retina will become thinner. With the thinning of the retina, retinal holes and some degenerative lesions may appear at any time. At this time, the retina has problems, but most of the lesions are around the eyeball, The light during normal use of the eye will not focus on this area, so patients with high myopia are usually ignorant and unable to detect themselves. This is also the reason why many patients with retinal detachment have no precursors until they are blind.
give examples of what is strenuous exercise?
with the thinning of retina or degeneration lesions, its function of withstanding severe vibration and intraocular pressure fluctuation will also weaken. If patients with high myopia participate in violent sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, diving, jumping, weight lifting, boxing and carrying heavy objects, and have collisions, or extreme sports such as bungee jumping, roller coaster and skydiving, and the external pressure changes sharply, they are prone to retinal detachment, and the direct consequence of retinal detachment is blindness.
what should patients with high myopia do?
suggest to have a fundus examination every year.
if small and large dark shadows flutter in front of you from time to time and increase gradually, or you can see the flash feeling with your eyes closed (the vitreous pulls the retina), or your field of vision is blocked by partially fixed dark shadows, these symptoms may be the “alarm” of the retina, especially in patients with high myopia, Be vigilant.
for various hidden dangers of high myopia, it is difficult to find out the retinal problems, especially the peripheral retinal diseases. Therefore, patients with high myopia need to regularly do a professional fundus retinal physical examination every year in order to find hidden dangers of retina in time.