Monocular blindness due to central retinal artery occlusion in bipolar hemireplacement arthroplasty of the hip

Pandey, Vivek and Rao, Sripathi P and Rao, Sharath K and Acharya, Kiran KV (2008) Monocular blindness due to central retinal artery occlusion in bipolar hemireplacement arthroplasty of the hip. Singapore Medical Journal, 49 (4). e96-e97.

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Abstract

Though rare, perioperative loss of vision after non-ocular surgeries is a disastrous complication. This has been reported after spine surgery or cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. We present an otherwise healthy 54-year-old man who underwent bipolar hemireplacement for a fractured neck of femur, and developed perioperative monocular visual loss due to central retinal artery occlusion, a complication hither to unrepor ted in hip replacement surgeries. The possible aetiological factors and the measures to prevent this complication are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blindness; central retinal artery occlusion; hemireplacement arthroplasty; monocular blindness; perioperative visual loss.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 11:42
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2015 11:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143048

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