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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Amaurosis Fugax (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: amaurosis fugax?

What is the definition or description of: amaurosis fugax?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Amaurosis Fugax (Overview)

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.


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What sort of problem is amaurosis fugax?

What sort of problem is amaurosis fugax?

Carotid: Amaurosis fugax is a transient loss of vision in one eye due to a temporary insufficiency of blood flow to the retina. It occurs when a piece of plaque in a carotid artery breaks off and travels to the retinal artery in the eye, in patients w carotid artery disease. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with amaurosis fugax. Opthlmic tests show no optic nerve damage. Carotid ultrsound and echocardiogram both neg. What next?

My husband was diagnosed with amaurosis fugax. Opthlmic tests show no optic nerve damage. Carotid ultrsound and echocardiogram both neg. What next?

Amayrosis fugax: Amaurosis fugax is transient loss of vision in one eye from circulatory issues. One of the causes is a clot from neck arteries or heart going into the eye through blood stream. There are other causes to be considered like glaucoma , vasculitis(inflammation of blood vessels especially giant cell arteritis) coagulation disorder. If all work up is negative , chance of recurrence is very low. ...Read more

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I think I know from latin but what is amaurosis fugax?

I think I know from latin but what is amaurosis fugax?

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 blood flow to the retina which causes the vision to shut off. It usually manifests like a window shade coming down over the field of vision. The symptom usually lasts just a minute or two and then returns. If this happens, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What underlying conditions cause amaurosis fugax?

Vascular problems: This is indicative of vascular blockage or insufficiency usually carotid artery disease.This needs urgent eval to prevent brain stroke. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for amaurosis fugax ?

What is the treatment for amaurosis fugax
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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 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. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amaurosis fugax?

Carotid: Amaurosis fugax is a transient loss of vision in one eye due to a temporary insufficiency of blood flow to the retina. It occurs when a piece of plaque in a carotid artery breaks off and travels to the retinal artery in the eye, in patients w carotid artery disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amaurosis fugax?

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. ...Read more

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I think I know from latin but what is amaurosis fugax?

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 blood flow to the retina which causes the vision to shut off. It usually manifests like a window shade coming down over the field of vision. The symptom usually lasts just a minute or two and then returns. If this happens, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What underlying conditions cause amaurosis fugax?

Vascular problems: This is indicative of vascular blockage or insufficiency usually carotid artery disease.This needs urgent eval to prevent brain stroke. ...Read more

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