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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}

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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.

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A 43-year-old female, with no …

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