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Valsalva maculopathy in a medical employee working in the chamber makulopatia – A case raport
 
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Wojewódzki Ośrodek Medycyny Pracy w Katowicach / Provincial Occupational Health Center in Katowice, Sosnowiec, Poland (Dział Konsultacyjno-Diagnostyczny Poradni Chorób Zawodowych w Sosnowcu / Consulting and Diagnostic Departament in Sosnowiec)
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Tatiana Dziedzic   

Dział Konsultacyjno-Diagnostyczny, Wojewódzki Ośrodek Medycyny Pracy, ul. Staszica 44a, 41-200 Sosnowiec
 
Med Pr 2013;64(3):455–459
 
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We discuss the influence of increased pressure (compression and decompression in the hyperbaric chamber) on the human body, in particular the organ of vision. An extraordinary, quite rare case of painless loss of vision connected with retinal hemorrhage, followed by scarring in the person who performed the Valsalva maneuver working inside the hyperbaric chamber. The lesion was determined with high probability as a cause of Valsalva maculopathy. At the request of the patient, the case was analyzed about six years after the onset of the disease in terms of the presence or absence of the ground for certifying it as an occupational disease of the eye. Med Pr 2013;64(3):455–459
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