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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-161

Postoperative visual disturbance: “A peril related to glycine toxicity”

Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Lt Col Saurabh Sud
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_24_18

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Hysteroscopic gynecological surgeries are now commonly employed in the clinical practice. It has the potential to increase morbidity due to the complication resulting from perforation of the uterus, air/gas embolism, and fluid with electrolyte imbalance. Glycine 1.5%, as an irrigating fluid, is being commonly used and on increased systemic absorption can lead to a wide array of complications. We present a case of transient visual loss after increased absorption of the irrigating fluid, thereby highlighting the factors governing in its genesis and prevention.

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