Chinese Woman’s Eye Pops Allegedly Due To Cellphone Use

  • Anybody else move their phone away a little after reading this?
Photo by Taylor Grote on Unsplash
Photo by Taylor Grote on Unsplash


Need some extra help convincing your kids to get off their electronics? Well, just tell them about the woman whose eye BURST after spending to much time on her smartphone…

Whodda Thunk?

Doctors barely saved a female patient’s eye after her smartphone caused a blood vessel in her left retina to burst from excessive strain, temporarily blinding herself. The unnamed patient in Shenzhen, a major port city in Guangdong, China, took herself to the hospital after losing sight in her left eye.

It All Started That Dreadful Night…

According to Dr. Qui Wangjian, who works with Songgang People’s Hospital, said, “The patient stayed up all night playing on her mobile phone. The following morning, as soon as she woke up, she picked up her phone and started using it again. About five minutes later, the patient discovered she was unable to see our of her left eye. She couldn’t see anything. Images taken of her eye showed large patches of blood on her retina, blocking her vision. We diagnosed her with valsalva retinopathy.”

Valsalva retinopathy is a result of a rupturing superficial retinal vessel caused by physical exertion. “It was important we treated her quickly in order for her not to suffer any long-term effects,” added Dr. Qui. The patient was given laser treatment. Dr. Qui said a small hole was created on her retina, allowing the blood to be discharged. She patient has regained her sight and is recovering.

This Is Not The Only Health Concern Over Over Use Of Phones

There are concerns that the low-level radio-frequency radiation emitted by mobile phones, which could cause health problems like headaches or even brain tumors. It is to early to be absolutely sure, but there hasn’t been enough research done to say that it’s not true. Nevertheless, in May of 2011, the World Health Organization classified the type of radio-frequency radiation emitted by mobile phones as a “possibly carcinogenic for humans, based on an increased risk for glioma, a type of brain cancer’”.