Eye bleed from bungee jumping

From the NEJM, a new complication from bungee jumping:

“Vision was 20/400 in the left eye when the patient used peripheral scanning and 20/20 in the right eye. The patient had a form of Valsalva retinopathy due to increased venous pressure in the upper body, brought about by sudden deceleration in the head-down position (such as occurs during bungee jumping). She underwent surgery with evacuation of the blood in the left eye.”

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  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of Col. Stapp’s 42G peak sled test deceleration run in which he sustained a retinal detachment.


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