S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Ophthalmology (안과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_안과학전공)
Transient cortical visual impairment after video-assisted thoracic surgery: a case report
- Yang, Hee Kyung; Hwang, Jeong-Min
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- BioMed Central
- BMC Ophthalmology, 15(1):168
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Visual loss associated with thoracic surgery has been reported mostly after coronary angiography or bypass surgery. The position of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is usually lateral, thus not compressive to the globe. Visual loss after VATS has not been reported. Herein we report a patient without any cardiovascular risk factors who experienced transient cortical blindness after an uneventful VATS.
A 40-year-old man noticed a visual loss at the recovery room after VATS. He showed normal pupillary reflex, normal optic disc appearance, and homonymous hemianopia respecting the vertical meridian, thus was typical for cortical visual impairment.
Transient cortical visual impairment could be encountered after an uneventful VATS in a patient without any cardiovascular risk factors.