Two patients developed postoperative ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. One operation was robotically assisted; the other was performed with the conventional laparoscopic technique. These new minimally invasive techniques offer many advantages, but they require steep supine head-flexed (Trendelenburg) positioning. Until they are mastered by surgeons, operative times may be prolonged beyond those associated with the traditional technique. As a result, ION may occur more frequently.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society|
|State||Published - Dec 2007|