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Friday, February 21, 2014

SPRINGBOARD AND PLATFORM DIVING AND RETINA DETACHMENT

The following interesting article was published in the Chinese Medical Journal.

Observation and management of retinal changes related to diving in professional divers

It concludes:

Results Every year, the percentage of divers who have various degrees of retinal lesions is between 43.3% and 56.2%.During the 4 years, there were no statistically significant differences in divers’ best-corrected visual acuity and retinal lesions. There were also no statistically significant differences between male and female athletes. However, there were statistically significant differences in IOP during these years. Moreover there were statistically significant differences in IOP and the scope of retinal lesions between platform divers and springboard divers.
Conclusions Our management of retinal lesions could be effective to prevent severe retinopathy in professional divers. At the same time, platform divers are more likely to have retinal lesions than springboard divers

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