Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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Heather Kendrick

Heather Kendrick
School of Nurse Anesthesia,
Fort Worth, TX 76129

  • Review Article
    Post-Operative Vision Loss (POVL) following Surgical Procedures
    Author(s): Heather KendrickHeather Kendrick

    Backgound: Postoperative vision loss (POVL), with a prevalence of 0.1% of cardiopulmonary bypass cases and 0.02% - 0.2% of spine surgery cases, is a rare but devastating complication that can occur in patients undergoing surgery in the prone position. Although the primary cause of this complication is unknown, POVL has been associated with anemia, hypotension (induced or due to hemorrhage), duration of surgery and over hydration. This author reviews the available evidence on the guidelines and management of these patients. Methods: A database search of MEDLINE, Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar, the Cochrane library, PubMed Central, and Embase was done using the key terms and phrases; postoperative vision loss, vision, ischemic optic neuropathy, prone position, perfusion, intraocular pressure, surgery, spinal surgery, scoliosis, blood flow and visual evoked potentials. Non-Engl.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000184

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