Retinal Detachment - Prevention
You cannot prevent most cases of
eye injuries can
retina and cause detachment. You can reduce your risk
of these types of injuries if you:
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Wear safety glasses when you use a hammer or
saw, work with power tools or yard tools such as weed eaters and lawn mowers,
or do any activity that might result in small objects flying into your
eye. Wear special sports glasses or goggles during boxing,
racquetball, soccer, squash, and other sports in which you might receive a blow
to the eye. Use appropriate safety measures when you use fireworks
or firearms. Diabetes puts you at greater risk for developing
diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that can lead to
tractional retinal detachment. If you have diabetes,
you can help control and prevent eye problems by having regular eye exams and
by keeping your blood sugar levels within a target range.
Treating a retinal tear can often prevent retinal detachment, but not all
tears need treatment. The decision to treat a tear depends on whether the tear
is likely to progress to a detachment.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 07, 2011
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