Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Valsalva retinopathy
  1. Anindyt Nagar1,
  2. Narendra Dhingra2
  1. 1Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Eye Centre, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Narendra Dhingra, Eye Centre, Pinderfields Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield WF12DG, UK; narendra.dhingra{at}

Statistics from

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.


Subhyaloid haemorrhage (SHH) defined as collection of blood between the posterior hyaloid (vitreous) and retina occurs with many conditions including valsalva retinopathy. Valsalva retinopathy is caused by valsalva manoeuvres causing sudden increase in intraocular venous pressure and intraocular bleeding. It resolves spontaneously1 and laser is rarely needed.2 This case describes the clinical features and treatment of this entity for non-ophthalmologists.

Case history

A 43-year-old female, with no …

View Full Text


  • Contributors AN: wrote the report. ND: managed the patient and supervised the report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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