Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Jun; 123(6): 851-2.
Visual field loss resulting from cervical chiropractic manipulation.
Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, USA. [email protected]
PURPOSE: To report a complication of chiropractic cervical manipulation. METHOD: Case report. A healthy 39-year-old woman developed sudden left peripheral visual field loss after chiropractic neck manipulation. RESULTS: Visual field testing disclosed a left superior homonymous hemianopsia. A magnetic resonance imaging scan performed the day of the event disclosed acute infarction of the ventromedial aspect of the inferior right occipital lobe. CONCLUSION: Cerebral infarct may occur as a result of chiropractic neck manipulation.