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CASE REPORT
Valsalva haemorrhagic retinopathy in pregnancy after yoga
  1. Abdul Rahman El-Khayat
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Abdul Rahman El-Khayat, a_elkhayat{at}hotmail.com

Summary

A 35-year-old pregnant Caucasian woman at 27 weeks gestation presented with sudden onset painless loss of vision and a large floater in her left eye while doing yoga. She was found to have a dense vitreous haemorrhage with a small preretinal haemorrhage. Ultrasound imaging confirmed the haemorrhage and showed no other retinal damage. She was diagnosed with valsalva haemorrhagic retinopathy and was treated conservatively. After 5 months of follow-up, this woman had had a normal delivery and her haemorrhages and vision loss had resolved.

  • retina
  • pregnancy

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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