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What is the treatment for amaurosis fugax

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Dr. Theresa Yang answered

Specializes in General Practice

See your doctor immediately if you experience signs of amaurosis fugax (temporary vision loss in one eye). These symptoms are caused by decreased blood flow to the retinal artery (which is fed by the carotid artery in the neck) and can lead to stroke if untreated. Aspirin, lifestyle changes, or surgery to open up the blood vessel can be done depending on the severity of disease.

Answered Mar 10, 2016

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

Is temporal blindness. Most of the time if not always is associated to a ruptured plaque of cholesterol or emboli from the carotid arteries plaques) this pts require anti platelets ( aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) Aggrenox or anticoagulants). If the internal carotid is obstructed >75% may require surgery. Picture :retina -  cholesterol emboli of retina (hollenhorst.

Answered Jun 24, 2014

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

This is a loss of vision in one eye, usually in a pattern like a curtain from top to bottom or the opposite. Most commonly it is from emboli arising in the vascular system that feeds into the ophthalmic artery supplying the retina. It could be from heart valvular disease or arterial lining disease. Treatment is to eliminate the source of these emboli usually by a vascular specialist.

Answered Jul 20, 2012

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