DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20211538

Correlation between pregnancy and eye blindness (valsalva retinopathy)

Mostafa Maged Ali, Laila Ezzat Abdelafatah

Abstract


Eye diseases during pregnancy can be classified according to the cause of disease as the disease can be pregnancy-induced or due to presence of pre-existing eye disorder or due to normal physiological changes with pregnancy. Here, we have a case of valsalva retinopathy which demonstrates a condition resulting from increase in the intra-abdominal and intra-thoracic pressures owing to multiple bearing-downs in normal labour due to bad management of the process of normal labour. Ophthalmologists plus obstetricians play great role in prevention and diagnosing valsalva retinopathy. Prevention could be managed through curbing the patient from straining and by proper management of normal labour so pregnancy is a risk factor for valsalva retinopathy.


Keywords


Valsalva retinopathy, Pregnancy, Blindness, Eye loss, Bearing down, Straining

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