Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Valsalva retinopathy managed surgically by 25 gauge pars plana vitrectomy: A case report

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Author Details: Manmath Das, Abhishek Varshney, Priyanka Chaudhary

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 398

Article End Page : 399


We report a case of unilateral valsalva retinopathy caused by severe coughing who presented to us with the complaints of sudden, painless loss of vision in the right eye (RE) for 1 week. Her presenting visual acuity for distance was 20/200 for RE. Fundus examination of RE revealed pre-retinal haemorrhage (PRH). Left eye (LE) fundus examination was normal. A diagnosis of valsalva retinopathy in RE was made and the patient was subjected to 25 gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with complete visual recovery.

Coughing, MIVS, Nd:YAG hyaloidotomy, Valsalva retinopathy

Doi No:-10.18231