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Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1994 Feb 15;19(4):468-9.

Amaurosis secondary to massive blood loss after lumbar spine surgery.

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Section of Orthopedic Surgery, Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson.


Reported herein is the unusual complication of blindness resulting from massive blood loss during a lumbar spine surgery. Amaurosis resulting from distant hemorrhage is rare and, to the authors' knowledge, has not been reported in the orthopedic literature. Although there have been several case reports in the ophthalmologic journals, none were secondary to an orthopedic surgical procedure.

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