Post-operative visual loss (POVL) following spinal surgery is a rare but devastating complication. Although a number of intra-operative and post-operative factors have been implicated, the exact etiology may still remain unclear. To report a unique case of transient bilateral POVL in a patient who had undergone lumbar surgery in the prone position. This patient was followed up prospectively for 1 year. Prospective follow-up of a single patient following spinal surgery, who developed transient bilateral POVL. This patient's visual loss improved within 48 h. This is the only documented case of POVL to have resolved completely within 48 h.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society|
|Volume||21 Suppl 4|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine