Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy after minimally invasive prostatectomy

Eric D. Weber, Marcus H. Colyer, Robert L. Lesser, Prem S. Subramanian*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


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