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May 1996

Blind Drive

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Section of Neurology Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH 03756

Arch Neurol. 1996;53(5):401. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550050023004

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I have been following up on a 73-year-old right-handed golfer who suffered a right posterior cerebral artery, thrombotic infarction with a subsequent left homonymous hemianopsia 6 months before I began follow-up. Results of the neurological examination were otherwise normal. I saw him at a recent follow-up and results of the examination were largely unchanged. From one perspective he claimed that he was doing much better. He was always poor at driving golf balls, normally swinging from the right, which a previous instructor had attributed to his inability to follow through on his swing with his body. Despite years of practice, he never was able to improve on his drives. Since his stroke, when driving golf balls, he claims that he is forced to move his body more to the left to see the ball (as he is unable to see off to the left) and subsequently has added another 20

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