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Weightlifting may pose risk to eyesight, study finds

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Weightlifters may have a greater risk of developing a potentially devastating eye disease, according to a study.

Eye specialists discovered that specific exercises can trigger a surge in pressure within the eyes which could predispose weightlifters to normal-tension glaucoma. The disease leads to damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of eyesight.

Tests on 30 male weightlifters showed that when they held their breath while performing bench press exercises, the pressure in their eyes increased significantly. Previous studies have shown normal-tension glaucoma to be more prevalent in people who experience frequent changes in eye pressure.


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http://sport.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1870278,00.html
 
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Who holds their breath when they bench press??

I did hear, however, that if you pinch your nose and seal your mouth when you sneeze, your eyeballs'll pop out.
 

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