Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 487-489
DOI: 10.1055/a-1112-6914
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Striking Funduscopic Findings in a Patient after Drug-Supported Sexual Activity

Auffällige Funduskopie bei einem Patienten nach medikamentös unterstützter sexueller Aktivität
Alexandra Steinemann
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Basel University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
,
Maria Della Volpe Waizel
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Basel University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
2  Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Despoina Sagri
3  Institute of Ophthalmology and Ocular Microsurgery ‘Ophthalmica’, Thessaloniki, Greece
,
Nikos Kozeis
3  Institute of Ophthalmology and Ocular Microsurgery ‘Ophthalmica’, Thessaloniki, Greece
,
Christian Pruente
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Basel University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
2  Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Hendrik P. N. Scholl
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Basel University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
2  Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Zisis Gatzioufas
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Basel University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
3  Institute of Ophthalmology and Ocular Microsurgery ‘Ophthalmica’, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Publication History

received 24 September 2019

accepted 16 January 2020

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

Background

It has been described that an exhaustive Valsalva maneuver may lead to ocular pathologies. The Valsalva maneuver can occur, e.g., during sexual activity. Furthermore, sildenafil is one of the most commonly used drugs for management of sexual dysfunction or enhancement of sexual activity. While sildenafil is generally well tolerated, a plethora of rare ocular side effects have been associated with its use.