Chance for Vision Loss after Spine Surgery Reported Recently

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Researchers found that there exist some six risk factors that can lead to blindness after undergoing a surgery on the spine which is usually a rare one. However, the chances are quite appearing in most of the cases nowadays. The primary complication is named as ischemic neuropathy, which rises when the optic nerves that are located in the back side of the eyeball get damaged due to some reasons. The probability of occurrence of the complications has been anticipated to be 1:1,000 that is, one person in each thousand has the chance to develop the complications after being operated on their spines.

While working on the new project, researchers happened to collect the information from a large database which is generated by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, who also works on figuring out the patients who lost their sight due to a subsequent surgery to their spine. They further compared  the collected data with present statistics of the patients who are undergoing parallel spine surgery recently in seventeen medical centers that are situated in and around North America but not happened to be the hunt for the vision loss.

The six risk causes that are believed to be the reason for raising the problem of loss of sight or partial sightlessness in the persons who had suffered from complication on the spine and subsequently undergone treatment for relieving from it are classified as:

-          Male gender,

-          Obesity,

-          Using a surgical frame to spaces the head or keep the head lower than that of the heart,

-          The duration of the various steps that are carried out during the process of operation,

-          The quantity of blood loss happened to the person and the particular or specific fluids and

-          The liquids which are the substitute for the blood lost during the process of operation.

“Our research represents the largest study performed on this complication to date with very detailed data available for comparison,” the survey’s lead responsible person, Dr. Lorri Lee who has been in the right place at the University of Washington, told these things i.e. the result in an ASA news release meet. “Our identification of the six major risk factors for ION hopefully means that some of these risk factors can be modified in certain situations, with the potential to decrease the risk of blindness after major back surgery.”



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