Model-Actor Ahn Jae Hyun Talks About Going Through Retinal Detachment Surgery in High School

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In a recent interview with OSEN, model and actor Ahn Jae Hyun revealed that he had previously received retinal detachment surgery in his high school years. Retinal detachment is a critical condition caused by a hole in the retina, and in the worst case scenario, it could ultimately lead to blindness.

On his two years as part of the reserve forces (meaning he finished his military service two years ago), Ahn Jae Hyun shared, “I completed my military service early. At the time of my enlistment, I really didn’t have a lot of work [coming in]. I was a part of public services due to my eye condition. Currently, there are sponges in both of my eyes. At a certain point, I wasn’t able to see people because the brightness of light was too strong, so I had surgery during my second year of high school. The surgery was on July 1, the day of my birthday. I couldn’t even take my final exams and was bedridden for about two months.”

The model-actor added, “Even now, I get regular checkups once a month. I wear special lenses on a daily basis, so I feel pressured by action scenes. During filming for ‘You’re All Surrounded,’ there was a time when I got hit in the eye. Many thoughts passed through my mind during those 10 seconds that followed. Fortunately, I was okay so I didn’t go to the hospital.”