NCAA Tournament Spotlight on Retinal Detachment8:49 PM
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I can't say enough how important it is to wear eye protection during sports. I know most athletes don't wear protective glasses, but especially for young children a stray finger or ball could result in reduced vision for the rest of their lives. It is so important to have a dilated eye exam if you do suffer an ocular injury. Every athlete should be told the signs and symptoms of a retinal detachment. They are
- flashes of light
- sudden onset floaters
- dark or blurry vision, like a veil or curtain obstructing your sight
If you experience ANY of these three symptoms, you need to have your eyes examined for a retinal tear or detachment. Surgeons only have a brief window of time with some detachments to repair the tissue before it is permanently damaged. Please be careful out there!
In other news, I can't post about the Tournament without talking about the Wolfpack. I'm so excited to be in the Sweet Sixteen this year and hungry for more. Let's go Pack!
|Ok, I love this picture of Richard Howell. He hardly ever smiles!|