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What is amaurosis fugax?

What is amaurosis fugax?

Momentary blindness: ... In one eye. Usually it is caused by constriction or temporary occlusion of the central retinal artery. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Amaurosis Fugax (Definition)

Temporary loss of vision usually lasting less than 5 minutes often as a result of a small blood clot (embolus) passing ...Read more


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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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What underlying conditions cause amaurosis fugax?

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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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 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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Do people with amaurosis fugax have a lot of pain?

Do people with amaurosis fugax have a lot of pain?

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 cause may be arterial or heart disease and needs to be evaluated immediately. ...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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How can I differentiate amaurosis fugax and oscular migraine?

How can I differentiate amaurosis fugax and oscular migraine?

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 characterized by zig zags or sparkles that spread out gradually and go away gradually. Amaurosis lasts a few minutes...Ocular migraines can last up to 45 minutes. Go see an eye doctor, and if it is only one eye, go see your regular medical doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could cause very temporary bilateral amaurosis fugax on side vision over a 2-3 month period, and could tests wait for a 5 week prebooked vacation?

What could cause very temporary bilateral amaurosis fugax on side vision over a 2-3 month period, and could tests wait for a 5 week prebooked vacation?

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 specific term to use), many of these are serious as well. Please do not wait to get evaluated. You want to be able to fully enjoy a vacation with an intact and healthy body and spirit! ...Read more

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Is amaurosis fugax like an actual curtain descending? A gray block covered half my one eye out of nowhere, no descending just came and left, 45 seconds. Ophthalmologist saw nothing wrong. Other ideas?

Stroke precursor: Amaurosis fugax is usually a precursor to a stroke/CVA or heart attack. It may indicate a narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck. This is an embolic event so may resolve without any further symptoms. I would seek further evaluation by your PCP ASAP, or ED if symptoms recur. ...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?

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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Could you explain what is leber's congenital amaurosis?

Could you explain what is leber's congenital amaurosis?

Genetic eye problem: A rare congenital eye disorder that affects one in 80, 000. Affected infants are often blind at birth. Other symptoms may include crossed eyes (strabismus); rapid, involuntary eye movements (nystagmus); unusual sensitivity to light (photophobia); clouding of the lenses of the eyes (cataracts); and/or a cone shape to the front of the eye (keratoconus). Inherited as an autosomal recessive condition. ...Read more

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What is leber's congenital amaurosis? What causes it?

What is leber's congenital amaurosis? What causes it?

Rare retinal disease: This is a rare disorder of the retina that occurs a few times in 100,000 births, associated with abnormal eye movements , far sightedness, severe vision problems from birth, and light sensitivity. It's exact cause is unknown, and is one of the most common causes of blindness in children ...Read more

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Pls advise whether colonoscopy is necessary if one suffers from proctslgia fugax?

Pls advise whether colonoscopy is necessary if one suffers from proctslgia fugax?

Proctalgia Fugax: This is a painful spasm of the recto-anal region. There is no known direct cause known. Typically seen in the middle of the night when you awaken. It makes you go to the bathroom and try to pass stools but there is nothing. The colonoscopy is just to rule out other conditions like hemorrhoids, cancer, etc... ...Read more

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After googling, i found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. What is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?

After googling, i found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. What is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?

Not that similar: Endometriosis pain would be limited to the menstrual cycle. Proctalgia fugax can occur randomly. It affects men and women. It is thought to be a dysfunction of the nerves triggering the levator ani muscles. ...Read more

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Once in awhile, I wake up from a deep sleep with pain in my rectal area. The pain last awhile. Could it be Proctalgia Fugax.? 41yr old female. Common?

Once in awhile, I wake up from a deep sleep with pain in my rectal area. The pain last awhile. Could it be Proctalgia Fugax.? 41yr old female. Common?

Pain in derrière: Do you engage in anal intercourse? Are you frequently constipated? Do you ever notice bright red blood in the bowl before you flush or on the paper when you wipe yourself? Maybe you have hemorrhoids or anal fissures due to some underlying pathology. Speak to your doc about. Sorry this is causing such a pain in the ass, to coin a phrase. ...Read more

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Are only fissures or lesions attributable to proctolgia fugax? Or can you have these spasms for no reason?

Are only fissures or lesions attributable to proctolgia fugax?  Or can you have these spasms for no reason?

No reason : Anal fissures, fistula & hemorrhoidal disease can cause anorectal pain. Proctalgia fugax or rectal pain & spasms can result from these conditions but many times the cause of proctalgia fugax is never determined as it is generally a poorly understood & often difficult to treat disorder. ...Read more

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How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

How are proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome different?

Time: Both are spasms of the levator ani muscles. The difference is largely semantic related to timing and duration of the pain. ...Read more

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What's the difference between proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome?

None: They are generally the same thing, just different terminology. ...Read more

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Sphincter muscle spasms. Is this related to anything other than proctal fugax?

Sphincter muscle spasms. Is this related to anything other than proctal fugax?

Hard to Know: Proctalgia fugax- brief episodes of rectal pain generally associated with, unpredictable spasm like pain that is often described by patients as: very sharp and twisting, lancinating, cramping, can awaken you from sleep. Last from seconds to as long as 30 minutes, feels exactly like sphincter muscle spasms, however- your doctor will still exam to rule out, lesions, fissures in that region. ...Read more

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For over 5 years I've been experiencing severe bruising pain in my rectum/anus at night. I've googled it and proctalgia fugax comes up. Please advise.

For over 5 years I've been experiencing severe bruising pain in my rectum/anus at night. I've googled it and proctalgia fugax comes up. Please advise.

Need exam: There are many things that can cause rectal pain. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and get a rectal exam. Proctalgia fugax has to do with muscle spasms in the pelvic muscles, but you need to make sure that there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

What kind of doctor should I see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

See a: colorectal surgeon , first speak to your family doctor , may know some one who handles this type of problem ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of doctor to see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

Can you tell me what kind of doctor to see for levator ani syndrome / proctalgia fugax?

Both: Should be diagnosed and treated by a colon and rectal surgeon although treatment is less than ideal and effective. However, a crs will have had the most experience and knowledge. ...Read more

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Can proctalgia fugax be the reason for painful bowel movements? Pain is not severe and doesn't last long.

Can proctalgia fugax be the reason for painful bowel movements? Pain is not severe and doesn't last long.

Probably not: Proctalgia is a spasm of the muscles around the rectum. Generally it is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) - spontaneous and without any precipitating reason. Pain with a bowel movement is more likely from anal irritation at the rectal orifice. Any more specifics requires a bit of detective work with a good history of when, what makes it better, worse, etc. ...Read more

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Last night i had a pain which as i searched on the internet is referred as proctalgia fugax. In addition i d a stomach pain. Can they be related?

Last night i had a pain which as i searched on the internet is referred as proctalgia fugax. In addition i d a stomach pain. Can they be related?

Internet Medicine: These kind of questions, especially from my patients in the office often make me smile. It is best to tell doctors symptoms rather than 'diagnoses'. Without symptoms and a history explaining what the various possible causes for the symptoms is difficult. It is also best to be seen in person when pain is part of the scenario rather than just hanging out on line waiting for answers that may not .. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain my rectal area, it starts in my ovaries. Stomach doctor didn't help much. Do I have proctalgia fugax? Or am i allergic to food.

If ur colonoscopy: Was normal, then that's reassuring and comforting.Proctalgia fugax is a possibility. It is a clinical diagnosis and is considered after all diagnoses are excluded or ruled out. God bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/rectal_pain/symptoms.htm. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/proctalgia-fugax-and-anal-pain. ...Read more