Man goes blind in one eye after playing games on his phone all night
Man lost sight temporarily after staring at his phone for hours, a hospital saidHe failed to see with his left eye while trying to play games the next morningDoctors in China said his retinal vessels had ruptured, causing a haemorrhageHe has been treated with laser surgery and is expected to recover in a month
By Tracy You For Mailonline
Published: 17:23 GMT, 13 November 2019 | Updated: 17:45 GMT, 13 November 2019
A man in China has gone blind in one eye temporarily after playing games on his phone all night, according to a hospital.
The patient stared at the tiny screen from night until the wee hours, and the next day when he woke up, he realise he had lost sight in his left eye, said doctors from Shenzhen.
The man suffered from a haemorrhage in his eye after his superficial retinal vessels had ruptured, according to medics.
A man from Shenzhen, China, lost sight in his left eye temporarily after gaming on his phone all night long. Doctors at Songgang Hospital said his retinal vessels had ruptured (file photo)
The condition is called valsalva retinopathy and it’s usually caused by physical exertion.
Sufferers can experience cloudy or hazy vision, partial loss of vision or complete loss of vision.
The man, who remains unidentified, hoped to carry on playing game the next morning.
But five minutes into his gaming session, he suddenly lost his sight.
Doctors at Songgang Hospital said the patient had suffered from valsalva retinopathy, which can be caused by physical exertion. They have given him laser surgery after consultation