Perioperative visual loss: what do we know, what can we do?

Roth, S.
July 2009
BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 103, pi31
Academic Journal
Perioperative visual loss (POVL), a rare, but devastating complication, can follow non-ocular surgery. Highest rates of visual loss are with cardiac and spine surgery. The main causes of visual loss after non-ocular surgery are retinal vascular occlusion and ischaemic optic neuropathy. This review updates readers on the incidence, suspected risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of POVL due to these conditions.


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