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Handstand induced visual loss: Valsalva retinopathy
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  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}live.com

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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 …

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