Unilateral Blindness due to Patient Positioning During Cervical Syringomyelia Surgery: Unilateral Blindness After Prone Position

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Summary

During spinal surgery using a horseshoe headrest with the patient in the prone position, the possibility of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) increases, and its cause can be attributed primarily to excessive extraocular pressure, a very rare complication. This report describes a case of CRAO, occurring in an adult, after cervical syringomyelia surgery in which a horseshoe headrest was used.

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