To report a case of optic disc pit maculopathy after spine surgery performed in the prone position.
A 32-year-old man underwent spine surgery for disc herniation repair. He complained of visual acuity loss immediately after the procedure. Optic disc maculopathy with internal limiting membrane detachment was found to be the cause. Vitrectomy was scheduled after a 12-month follow-up without resolution of the maculopathy.
Optic disc maculopathy has not previously been associated with nonocular surgery or patient positioning. Physiologic changes induced by the prone position likely altered the pressure gradient in the eye and led to the development of the maculopathy.
Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(5): e144 - e146
Article Type: CASE REPORT
AuthorsMarcos Ruiz-Sánchez, Maria E. Rodríguez-González-Herrero, Jenifer Ruiz-Sará
- • Accepted on 21/05/2017
- • Available online on 09/06/2017
- • Published online on 30/08/2017
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- Ruiz-Sánchez, Marcos [PubMed] [Google Scholar] , * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rodríguez-González-Herrero, Maria E. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Ruiz-Sará, Jenifer [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
Ophthalmology Department, Virgen de la Arrixaca Clinical University Hospital, Murcia - Spain