Newly Published
Practice Parameters  |   December 2018
Practice Advisory for Perioperative Visual Loss Associated with Spine Surgery 2019: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Visual Loss, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care*
Author Notes
  • This article is featured in “This Month in Anesthesiology,” page 1A.
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  • Supplemental Digital Content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are available in both the HTML and PDF versions of this article. Links to the digital files are provided in the HTML text of this article on the Journal’s Web site (www.anesthesiology.org).
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  • Received from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Schaumburg, Illinois. Submitted for publication August 30, 2018. Accepted for publication October 4, 2018.
    Received from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Schaumburg, Illinois. Submitted for publication August 30, 2018. Accepted for publication October 4, 2018.×
  • Supported by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and developed under the direction of the Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters, Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D. (Chair). Approved by the ASA House of Delegates on October 17, 2018. Approved by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society on August 14, 2018, and by the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care on August 14, 2018. The American Association of Neurologic Surgeons/Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves affirms the educational benefit of this document. Contributors to this Advisory also included the North American Spine Society.
    Supported by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and developed under the direction of the Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters, Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D. (Chair). Approved by the ASA House of Delegates on October 17, 2018. Approved by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society on August 14, 2018, and by the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care on August 14, 2018. The American Association of Neurologic Surgeons/Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves affirms the educational benefit of this document. Contributors to this Advisory also included the North American Spine Society.×
  • A complete bibliography used to develop this updated Advisory, arranged alphabetically by author, is available as Supplemental Digital Content 1 (http://links.lww.com/ALN/B813).
    A complete bibliography used to develop this updated Advisory, arranged alphabetically by author, is available as Supplemental Digital Content 1 (http://links.lww.com/ALN/B813).×
  • Correspondence: Address correspondence to the American Society of Anesthesiologists: 1061 American Lane, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173. jeffa@dacc.uchicago.edu. These updated Practice Advisories, and all ASA Practice Parameters, may be obtained at no cost through the Journal Web site, www.anesthesiology.org.
Article Information
Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Critical Care / Neurosurgical Anesthesia / Ophthalmologic Anesthesia
Practice Parameters   |   December 2018
Practice Advisory for Perioperative Visual Loss Associated with Spine Surgery 2019: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Visual Loss, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care*
Anesthesiology Newly Published on December 6, 2018. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002503
Anesthesiology Newly Published on December 6, 2018. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002503
Practice advisories are systematically developed reports that are intended to assist decision-making in areas of patient care. Advisories provide a synthesis of scientific literature and analysis of expert opinion, clinical feasibility data, open forum commentary, and consensus surveys. Practice advisories developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) are not intended as standards, guidelines, or absolute requirements, and their use cannot guarantee any specific outcome. They may be adopted, modified, or rejected according to clinical needs and constraints, and they are not intended to replace local institutional policies.
Practice advisories summarize the state of the literature and report opinions obtained from expert consultants and ASA members. They are not supported by scientific literature to the same degree as standards or guidelines because of the lack of sufficient numbers of adequately controlled studies. Practice advisories are subject to periodic revision as warranted by the evolution of medical knowledge, technology, and practice.