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What underlying conditions cause amaurosis fugax?

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Dr. Gregory Pinto
36 years experience
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 the side of the heart chamber or carotid artery and temporarily lodges in one of the blood vessels of a retinal artery. Other circulation problems such as inflamed blood vessels or migraine can also cause amaurosis fugax.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
51 years experience
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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Last updated Sep 15, 2018

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