Monocular blindness due to central retinal artery occlusion in bipolar hemireplacement arthroplasty of the hip

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Abstract

Though rare, perioperative loss of vision after non-ocular surgeries is a disastrous complication. This has been reported after spine surgery or cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. We present an otherwise healthy 54-year-old man who underwent bipolar hemireplacement for a fractured neck of femur, and developed perioperative monocular visual loss due to central retinal artery occlusion, a complication hither to unrepor ted in hip replacement surgeries. The possible aetiological factors and the measures to prevent this complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e96-e97
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume49
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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