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Do People With Amaurosis Fugax Have A Lot Of Pain
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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