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cause of amaurosis fugax

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Amaurosis fugax: Amaurosis fugax, or temporary blindness, is often caused by a circulation disorder. An example would be a piece of cholesterol that breaks away from t ... Read More
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Vascular problems: This is indicative of vascular blockage or insufficiency usually carotid artery disease.This needs urgent eval to prevent brain stroke.

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Amaurosis fugax: Not sure who gave you the diagnosis, but if this is correct you are at risk of a stroke and you need to have it checked right away, and if you want to ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Risk of stroke: Amaurosis may represent a form of transient ischemic attack, 'tia.' this is a pre-stroke condition. You are 15 times more likely to die from a heart ... Read More
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
No! Address now: This can be a very serious and even life-threatening early sign of a stroke. While other things can cause vision changes (amaurosis fugax is a very sp ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Momentary blindness: ... In one eye. Usually it is caused by constriction or temporary occlusion of the central retinal artery.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Potential vascular: Amaurosis fugax is a condition where there is a temporary (seconds to minutes) partial or complete loss of vision in one eye. It is caused by a variet ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Amaurosis fugax is when the central retinal artery is blocked by a plaque or deposit from the carotids. This results in restriction or stoppage of bl ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Transient blindness: Temporary loss of vision usually lasting less than 5 minutes often as a result of a small blood clot (embolus) passing through the retinal artery.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Yang
9 years experience General Practice
Mini-StrokeC MD ASAP: See your doctor immediately if you experience signs of amaurosis fugax (temporary vision loss in one eye). These symptoms are caused by decreased bloo ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually: Amaurosis fugax is a sudden and temporary loss of vision, often in one eye. It is painless, and usually recovers without intervention. The underlying ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
One eye: Amaurosis fugax is by definition sudden loss of vision in one eye, that reverses itself. Ocular migraines are always in both eyes, and are characteriz ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
It can be.: Amaurosis fugax is simply transient monocular vision loss (only ~20% have the 'curtain' experience). Although your ophthalmological exam was normal y ... Read More
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