Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Handstand induced visual loss: Valsalva retinopathy
  1. Huw Oliphant,
  2. Christopher Holmes,
  3. Ali Hassan,
  4. Paul Baddeley
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Worthing Hospital, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Huw Oliphant, oliphanthe{at}

Statistics from


We present a case of a 32-year-old man who presented with a history of right-sided sudden visual loss, approximately 6 h following an intense workout session in the gymnasium. The patient had a history of having had refractive eye surgery approximately 18 months prior in both eyes. After completing a session of ‘push-ups’ in a handstand position, the patient subsequently developed a sudden visual loss in the right …

View Full Text

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.