The Effect of Head Rotation on Intraocular Pressure in Prone Position: a Randomized Trial


DENİZ M. N. , ERAKGÜN A. , SERTÖZ N. , YILMAZ S. , ATEŞ H. , ERHAN E.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA, vol.63, no.2, pp.209-212, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0034-7094(13)70217-4
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-212
  • Keywords: Intraocular Pressure, Head Movements, Rotation, Prone position, VISUAL-LOSS, ASYMMETRY, GLAUCOMA

Abstract

Background and objectives: The increased intraocular pressure (IOP) - which decreases perfusion pressure on the optic nerve - increases by prone positioning (1). The aim of our study was to compare the effect of head rotation 45 degrees laterally in prone position on the increase in IOP of upper placed and lower placed eyes in patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).