Unilateral visual loss after spine surgery in the prone position for extradural haematoma in a healthy young man

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This case reports a patient who developed central retinal artery occlusion following spinal surgery in the prone position. When placed in this position, especially as a result of malposition of the head, the patient may develop external compression of the eye which leads to central retinal artery occlusion. Therefore, a special precaution must be given for adequate eye protection during prolonged prone-positioned spine surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2013

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Retinal Artery Occlusion
Prone Position
Hematoma
Spine
Head

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