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Paediatr Anaesth. 2007 Aug;17(8):805-8.

Unilateral postoperative visual loss due to central retinal artery occlusion following cervical spine surgery in prone position.

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Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Postoperative visual loss following spinal surgery is a rare complication. Although a number of intraoperative and postoperative factors have been implicated exact etiology still may remain unclear. We report a case of unilateral postoperative visual loss in a patient who had undergone prolonged spine surgery in a prone position.

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