OBJECTIVE: In the light of previous reports, to examine the possibility that professional diving might cause abnormalities of the retina and choroid. METHODS: The retinal fluorescein angiograms of 55 Royal Naval divers and 24 non-diver servicemen were compared. RESULTS: No differences were found between divers and non-divers and the prevalence of abnormalities was not correlated with diving experience. CONCLUSION: In contrast to previous reports, there seem, at least in naval personnel, to be no ocular consequences of diving.
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