Central retinal artery occlusion and ophthalmoplegia following spinal surgery in the prone position.

@article{Asok2004CentralRA,
  title={Central retinal artery occlusion and ophthalmoplegia following spinal surgery in the prone position.},
  author={T Asok and Sina Aziz and H A Faisal and Alvin Kee Keong Tan and P S Mallika},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2004},
  volume={88 10},
  pages={1350-2}
}
A 14 year old boy underwent a 7 hour long spinal surgery for scoliosis in the prone position. In the immediate postoperative period, he developed right proptosis, periorbital swelling, chemosis and total ophthalmoplegia. The vision in his right eye was only counting fingers and the intraocular pressure was 68 mmHg. Fundus examination revealed occlusion of… CONTINUE READING