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

@article{Ooi2013UnilateralVL,
  title={Unilateral visual loss after spine surgery in the prone position for extradural haematoma in a healthy young man.},
  author={Edwin Inn Loon Ooi and Amin Ahem and Aida Zairani Mohd Zahidin and M L C Bastion},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={2013}
}
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. 

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