, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 74-75

Central retinal artery occulusion after spinal surgery

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Central retinal artery occlusion can be caused by excessive extrinsic pressure on the eyeball during surgery. It is a rare and severe complication after elective spinal surgery. The authors report a case of central retinal artery occlusion in an adult after posterior lumbar spinal fusion in which a rectangular headrest was used.