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Should a very near-sighted person be delivered by cesarean to prevent retinal detachment?

Cesarean delivery to prevent retinal detachment in very nearsighted women does not appear to be supported by studies in the scientific literature at present. 


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2. Katsulov A, et al. [Myopia and labor] Akush Ginekol (Sofiia).1999;38(3):51-4. Bulgarian. PMID: PMID:10734684
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4. Prost M.[Severe myopia and delivery] Klin Oczna. 1996;98(2):129-30. PMID:9026570


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