One of the guys on my dept. was just diagnosed with a torn retina. His current duty is not strenuos…he is a battalion chief, but he does lift weights frequently. The dr. said that weightlifting can cause tearing of the retina.
Can anyone explain why this happens and what to do to avoid it? Should he maybe adjust his workout or lay off for a while?
I’ve not heard of this problem as a result of weightlifting…maybe boxing.