Changes in retinal nerve fiber layer thickness after spinal surgery in the prone position: a prospective study

Gencer B., Cosar M., Tufan H. A., Kara S., Arikan S., AKMAN T., ...More

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA, vol.65, no.1, pp.41-46, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjane.2014.03.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-46
  • Keywords: Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, Prone position, Spinal surgery, Intraocular pressure, ISCHEMIC OPTIC NEUROPATHY, INTRAOCULAR-PRESSURE ELEVATION, VISUAL-LOSS, COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, HEAD
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objectives: Changes in ocular perfusion play an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic optic neuropathy. Ocular perfusion pressure is equal to mean arterial pressure minus intraocular pressure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the intraocular pressure and the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in patients undergoing spinal surgery in the prone position.