In China, a man temporarily lost the sight in his left eye after playing all night in the dark on his smartphone.
If you like to play on your phone late at night, this story reported by the Daily Mail may change your habits.
In the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a man lost the sight in his left eye after playing all night on his smartphone in his dark bedroom.
After hours of play, the man fell asleep early in the morning. When he woke up, he could no longer see out of his left eye. He tried to pick up his game from where he left off, but seeing that his vision was not improving, he decided to go to Songgang Hospital in Shenzhen.
Valsalva retinopathy involved
At the site, doctors found that he was suffering from Valsalva retinopathy, that is, a break in the vessels of the retina, which usually occurs during physical exertion. Individuals with this condition may experience blurred or blurred vision, or even partial or total loss of vision.
According to medical personnel, this rupture of the superficial vessels of the retina and the consequent bleeding occurred as a result of the effort required to concentrate on a screen for hours and in the dark.
The man, who was not identified, underwent laser surgery to stop the bleeding and repair the damaged vessels. He is expected to regain vision in his left eye within a month.
This is the second such incident in China in the space of a month. A few weeks earlier, another man temporarily lost his sight while he was also playing on his phone with the lights off. Doctors diagnosed him with a central retinal artery occlusion, the first sign of a stroke.