Checkerboard Visual Field Defect in Occipital Stroke

Sarah Kamal, Bayan A. Al Othman, Ashwini T. Kini, Andrew G. Lee

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A 74-year-old man with vasculopathic risk factors presented to the emergency room with a chief complaint of peripheral vision loss resulting from an intracranial hemorrhage in his right parietal and occipital lobes. Urgent craniotomy and ventriculostomy led to a stable clinical condition with subsequent development of a crossed quadrant homonymous hemianopsia (checkerboard visual field) due to a new right parieto-occipital infarct superimposed on a prior left occipital infarct. This uncommon visual field defect represents juxtaposed homonymous quadrantanopias that produce a striking checkerboard appearance that is almost pathognomonic for bilateral occipital lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E13-E14
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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