Blue Vision (Cyanopsia) Associated With TURP Syndrome: A Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There have been many complications associated with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), known as TURP syndrome. Of the various irrigation fluids used for TURP, glycine irrigant has been historically popular given its relatively low cost. It is also a nonconductive solution and only slightly hypoosmolar, reducing the risk of burn injury or significant hemolysis. However, there have been many case reports of central nervous system toxicity such as transient blindness and encephalopathy related to glycine toxicity. Here, we report blue vision (cyanopsia), which has never been reported as a symptom of TURP syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fox, WC; Moon, RE

Published Date

  • November 15, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 279 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 29851690

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2575-3126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000809


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States