Physical effort after the retinal detachment surgery

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Hi.

I had a retinal detachment surgery some time ago and my doctor advised me not to do physical effort.

But I'm a guy who travel a lot and I need to wear the backpack for hours.

Does this count as physical effort? Can this do harm to the retina? What would be a maximum safe weight that I could carry?

Can you give me some tips about how should I proceed without putting too much strain on the eyes/retina?

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    Hi Siwan! I'm assuming when you say you had surgery for a RD "some time ago," you mean you've had a successful outcome with your surgery and are no longer in the post-op period with a gas/oil bubble, or face-down instructions, etc. etc. If that is the case, your surgeon is probably just recommending that you take things easy. No roller coaster rides, no water or snow skiing, no climbing up Mount Everest. Think about activities that might jostle or put too much pressure on your eyes. Of course you can go on easy hikes and walks. You can ride bicycles (easy smooth paths), go swimming, lift light weights. I think wearing a back pack would be fine, but you should go easy about how you put it on and take it off. Does that make sense? I'm not a medical professional so you shouldn't hesitate to ask your surgeon or optometrist these questions since s/he knows will know and understand your case history.

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