Handstand pushups cause man to lose vision temporarily

December 10, 2014 8:30 PM

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Handstand pushups cause man to lose vision temporarily

Injuries from working out at the gym are not uncommon, but some are more unusual than others. In a recent case, a 32-year-old man temporarily lost his vision in one eye after an intense session of handstand pushups. The condition usually gets better on its own after a few months, experts say.

The exercise likely caused a buildup of pressure in the man's chest cavity, which led to increased blood pressure in his eye, causing bleeding in front of the retina that obscured his vision, according to the medical experts at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, England, who treated the man and repor...

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