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Unilateral Purtscher-like retinopathy after weight-lifting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12872799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a case of Purtscher-like retinopathy after weightlifting. METHODS: A 17-year-old man presented with a sudden visual loss in his left eye after weightlifting two weeks ago. Fundus examination of the left eye showed cotton-wool spots and scattered retinal hemorrhages in the posterior pole. Fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography with a scanning laser ophthalmoscope were performed. RESULTS: Angiography showed hypofluorescent areas adjacent to the optic disc and in the posterior pole and partial filling insufficiency in the inferior and inferotemporal branch retinal veins. Complete venous filling was noted in late phases of angiography. CONCLUSIONS: The pathogenesis of weightlifting suggests the Purtscher-like changes as a result of Valsalva maneuver in our case. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Purtscher-like retinopathy associated with weightlifting.
N Kocak; S Kaynak; T Kaynak; H F Oner; G Cingil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1120-6721     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-22     Completed Date:  2003-09-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coloring Agents / diagnostic use
Fluorescein Angiography
Indocyanine Green / diagnostic use
Remission, Spontaneous
Retinal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Retinal Hemorrhage / etiology
Visual Acuity
Weight Lifting*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coloring Agents; 3599-32-4/Indocyanine Green

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