Physical Exertion (Lifting) and Retinal Detachment Among People With Myopia

  title={Physical Exertion (Lifting) and Retinal Detachment Among People With Myopia},
  author={S. Mattioli and Rocco De Fazio and E. Buiatti and D. Truffelli and F. Zanardi and S. Curti and R. T. Cooke and A. Baldasseroni and B. Miglietta and R. Bonfiglioli and G. Tassinari and F. Violante},
  • S. Mattioli, Rocco De Fazio, +9 authors F. Violante
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Background: People with myopia (near sightedness) are at increased risk for retinal detachment. We explored other factors that may be associated with retinal detachment within this high-risk group. Methods: We conducted a case-control study comprising 61 cases with retinal detachment and myopia and 99 hospital controls who also had myopia. Cases were recruited from a general hospital, and controls from ophthalmologic clinics. Participants compiled a questionnaire including details of past and… CONTINUE READING
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