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21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem
8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Retinologie
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

Outcomes of Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Valsalva Retinopathy due to Intense Military Exercise

Meeting Abstract

  • Tarkan Mumcuoglu - Ankara/Turkey
  • A.H. Durukan - Ankara/Turkey
  • F.C. Erdurman - Ankara/Turkey
  • V. Hurmeric - Ankara/Turkey

Retinologische Gesellschaft. International Society of Ocular Trauma. 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma. Würzburg, 19.-22.06.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. DocISOTRG2008P20

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Veröffentlicht: 18. Juni 2008

© 2008 Mumcuoglu et al.
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Purpose: Valsalva retinopathy may occur due to intense physical exercise. Soldiers must undergo vigorous physical training to sustain a high level of readiness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recovery period and the outcomes of Valsalva retinopathy due to physical exercise in the Turkish Army.

Methods: Twelve soldiers had Valsalva retinopathy related to military exercise. All patients received Nd:YAG laser membranotomy and were followed for 12.6 months.

Results: All eyes had visual acuities of 20/20 at the end of first month. Therefore, soldiers could continue their training. Any complications or additional surgeries were not needed during the one-year follow-up.

Conclusions: Early visual recovery is important in order to continue training and reduce health costs in the Turkish Army, where military service is mandatory for a required period of time. For that reason Nd:YAG laser treatment for Valsalva retinopathy related to military exercise is an effective and safe procedure.