Incidence of and risk factors for perioperative optic neuropathy after cardiac surgery.

@article{Kalyani2004IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of and risk factors for perioperative optic neuropathy after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Sachin D Kalyani and N. R. Miller and Li Ming Dong and William A. Baumgartner and Diane E. Alejo and Timothy B. Gilbert},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={34-7}
}
BACKGROUND Visual loss from optic neuropathy rarely occurs in the perioperative period in patients who have undergone nonocular surgery. We performed a retrospective, matched, case-control study to determine the incidence of perioperative optic neuropathy (PON) after cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and to determine risk factors that may lead to this potentially devastating complication. METHODS Medical records of all patients undergoing cardiac surgery during a 9… CONTINUE READING

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