Improper Ocular Surgical Position Resulting in Vision Loss
This exhibit shows the mechanism of eye injury due to improper surgical head positioning on an Andrews spinal table. For proper head positioning, the eyes and nose should be situated within the facial opening of the headrest. This allows for unrestricted vascular circulation within all ocular structures. Improper positioning of the head is depicted with the right eye sitting on the edge of the headrest opening. The weight of the head causes compression of the eye and loss of blood flow throughout the entire surgical procedure- resulting in permanent right eye vision loss.