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What is the treatment for amaurosis fugax?

What is the treatment for amaurosis fugax?

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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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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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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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 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

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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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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 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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I'm told haloperidol is an effective treatment for delirium, but sometimes makes BP too low. Is there some other medication, whether used iv, s/c or im, that doesn't have this disadvantage?

I'm told haloperidol is an effective treatment for delirium, but sometimes makes BP too low. Is there some other medication, whether used iv, s/c or im, that doesn't have this disadvantage?

Haldol (haloperidol): In itself, Haldol (haloperidol) is not an effective treatment for delirium. Treating the medical source of the delirium (infection, metabolic imbalance, toxin, endocrine problem, neoplasm, degenerative disorder, etc) is. Haldol (haloperidol) can safely calm the person while essential diagnostic and treatment processes are going on. Despite its potential cardiovascular issues Haldol (haloperidol) is probably the safest IV antipsychotic. ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more

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S.O & I trying for baby#2 for 8 mths now & Dr found a cyst & wants me to take B.CFor 3mths won't that affect me trying to convince after the treatment?

S.O & I trying for baby#2 for 8 mths now & Dr found a cyst & wants me to take B.CFor 3mths won't that affect me trying to convince after the treatment?

Ah, PCOS: Would be treated that way. Certainly birth control will prevent pregnancy by giving hormones all the time and messing up cycling. Some people have part of the ovary making high amounts of hormones...making their own internal birth control pill. The hope (it is at best 50/50) is that stopping everything w. birth control hits the reset button. ...Read more

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I'm in pain and I don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

I'm in pain and I don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

Depends: Pain can be for many, many reasons. Start with seeing your primary care and they will help you decide if you need to see a specialist. Rheumatologists, neurologists, orthopedists and interventional pain doctors are just some of the specialties that could help you with your pain. ...Read more

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What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence. ...Read more

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How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment?

How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment?

Homely: Def (British) (of a place or surroundings) simple but cozy and comfortable, as in one's own home. (NorthAmerica):unattractive in appearance
eat a Mediterranean diet preponderant in plant based foods with small amounts of animal product. Get regular aerobic exercise. It won't be attractive and you might feel cozy and comfortable ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for somebody who can't physically cry?

Is there a treatment for somebody who can't physically cry?

Psychotherapy, maybe: Not being able to cry in and of itself doesn't mean treatment is indicated, but it might, possibly, be a marker of other difficulties associated with the healthy expression of feelings. Consulting with a psychologist or psychiatrist could be one option to determine if treatment is necessary, and how it could help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

2 areas: 1. As always, treat the MS with a potent disease modifying agent, such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada.
2. The hip issue is not caused by the MS but needs orthopedic attention, and if surgery needed, there is NO contra-indication for anesthesia or surgery. Neither will affect the MS. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What are other alopecia treatment (s)?

What are other alopecia treatment (s)?

Dermatology W/U: The best way to address alopecia is via dermatologic evaluation. If the cause for hair loss can be determined than a very specific treatment plan can be made. In chinese medicine a plum blossom hammer can be helpful for hair regrowth. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for agoraphobia?

What’s the best treatment for agoraphobia?

Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and others. Discuss a referral with your pcp; depending on comfort level, they or a mental health provider can discuss medication options in addition to therapy. ...Read more

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Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Healthy eggs: The biggest reason is a problem with egg health, such as aneuploidy. Most eggs do not have the capacity to produce a pregnancy. Some have missing parts of the genetic recipe for pregnancy. ...Read more