Ischemic optic neuropathy in robotic-assisted gynaecologic surgery: A case report

ÖZCAN A. A. , Ulas B.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, cilt.45, sa.3, ss.748-750, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jog.13877
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.748-750


The study was aimed to present a rare case of who developed non arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) following robotic-assisted gynaecologic surgery. A 58-year-old female patient presented with vision loss in right eye after non-complicated robotic-assisted total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy. We observed on fundoscopy optic disc edema and splinter hemorrhages at the optic disc edges. Fluorescein angiography showed hypofluorescence of the optic disc in the early phases due to filling delay followed by hyperfluorescence with leakage from disc capillaries in the late phases of the angiogram. From these findings, we diagnosed NAION in the right eye. When NAION was diagnosed, the patient received intravenous methylprednisolone. Topical brimonidin and coenzyme-Q were given. On 1-month follow-up, recovery of visual loss was observed. Here, we present a case of NAION that is an uncommon cause of perioperative visual loss after robotic-assisted gyneacologic surgery.