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PION with Postoperative Vision Loss Risk Factors

Purpose:

To determine if a surgical patient has risk factors for posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION).

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Cardiology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

H47.0

Description:

Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION) may occur during the perioperative period and can result in unilateral or bilateral visual loss following surgery. Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy occurs when there is infarction of the optic nerve posterior to the lamina cribosa. A patient with one or more risk factors may benefit from closer monitoring and early intervention during and after surgery.

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