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Loss of vision in one eye following scoliosis surgery.

Authors
  • West, J
  • Askin, G
  • Clarke, M
  • Vernon, S A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of ophthalmology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1990
Volume
74
Issue
4
Pages
243–244
Identifiers
PMID: 2337553
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 50-year-old woman developed left sided total external ophthalmoplegia and complete visual loss, with evidence of choroidal non-perfusion, immediately following scoliosis surgery. The ocular movements recovered, but the eye remained blind. It is suggested that these lesions may have resulted from pressure on the orbital contents during surgery.

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