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Anesth Analg. 2007 May;104(5):1185-7, tables of contents.

Visual loss in a prone-positioned spine surgery patient with the head on a foam headrest and goggles covering the eyes: an old complication with a new mechanism.

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Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.


A patient developed central retinal artery occlusion during surgery in the prone position with eye protectors placed over his eyes. We discuss the potential hazards of using such a device (the Dupaco Opti-Gard) in this setting.

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