The Corpus Callosum

Bungee Eye

i-69d900072c3bdcc459a91eca2762b093-bungee-eye.gifThis image
shows what can happen to your retina from a sudden increase in venous
pressure.  What could cause such a sudden increase?
 Jumping straight down, followed by sudden upward
acceleration.  The patient initially had 20/400 vision in the
affected eye.  After surgery it stabilized at 20/25.
 The image, by the way, can be viewed full-size at the
open-access NEJM article: Macular
Hemorrhage from Bungee Jumping

See for information about other kinds of bungee-jumping injuries.


  1. #1 Luna_the_cat
    July 24, 2007

    …never going bungee jumping, nevernevernever

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