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Valsalva retinopathy as a complication of colonoscopy.

Case report of a 44-year-old man who presented to the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn with complaints of a central scotoma and blurred vision in the right eye, which occurred while he was having a routine colonoscopy. The patient reported experiencing pain during the procedure. The funduscopic examination revealed a dumb-bell shaped hemorrhage in the fovea of the right eye. A diagnosis of valsalva retinopathy was made based on history and funduscopic examination. The hemorrhage resolved within a month without any sequelae. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the occurrence of valsalva retinopathy following a routine colonoscopy.

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