Occipital lobe infarction following cardiac ablation

Rukhsana G. Mirza*, Jose Biller, Walter M. Jay

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A 60-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of seeing a blurred area just up and to the left of the center of his vision. The patient noted this visual field defect immediately after he awoke from a cardiac electrophysiologic study with a catheter ablation procedure. On neuro-ophthalmologic testing, a small scotoma was present superior and left of fixation in both eyes. MRI showed a small irregular area of abnormal signal in the right occipital lobe consistent with an ischemic lesion. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first case report of a homonymous visual field defect secondary to an occipital lobe infarction following a cardiac catheter ablation procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-71
Number of pages2
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004


  • Cardiac ablation procedure
  • Homonymous visual field defect
  • Occipital lobe infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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