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Loss of vision in one eye following scoliosis surgery.
  1. J West,
  2. G Askin,
  3. M Clarke and
  4. S A Vernon
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.


    A 50-year-old woman developed left sided total external ophthalmoplegia and complete visual loss, with evidence of choroidal non-perfusion, immediately following scoliosis surgery. The ocular movements recovered, but the eye remained blind. It is suggested that these lesions may have resulted from pressure on the orbital contents during surgery.

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