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Valsalva retinopathy associated with fiberoptic gastroenteroscopy.

CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old woman presented with a sudden loss of vision in her left eye, which occurred while she was having a routine upper fiberoptic gastroenteroscopy. According to the gastrointestinal specialist, the patient had performed multiple sustained Valsalva maneuvers during the procedure. Funduscopy showed a preretinal hemorrhage with a half disc diameter in the fovea of the left eye.

COMMENTS: A diagnosis of Valsalva retinopathy was made on the basis of history and fundus finding. The hemorrhage resolved within 2 months without any sequelae. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the occurrence of Valsalva retinopathy following a routine upper fiberoptic gastroenteroscopy.

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