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Would someone with temporal arteritis go blind very fast if left untreated? or could someone have it for a long time untreated & not go blind?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
TA: Blindness due to temporal arteritis comes from occlusion of the artery that supplies blood flow to the eye. Occlusion happens suddenly - sight one minute and blind the next. Not everyone with TA becomes blind but that is the major risk of the disease and the reason that we treat aggressively and early.

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Last updated May 22, 2019

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