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What sort of problem is amaurosis fugax?
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Potential vascular
Amaurosis fugax is a condition where there is a temporary (seconds to minutes) partial or complete loss of vision in one eye.
It is caused by a variety of conditions such as: vasospasm, optic nerve disease, increased intracranial pressure, or atherosclerosis. Because there is a risk of artery disease, patients with amaurosis need immediate work-up of their heart, carotids and blood pressure.

In brief: Potential vascular
Amaurosis fugax is a condition where there is a temporary (seconds to minutes) partial or complete loss of vision in one eye.
It is caused by a variety of conditions such as: vasospasm, optic nerve disease, increased intracranial pressure, or atherosclerosis. Because there is a risk of artery disease, patients with amaurosis need immediate work-up of their heart, carotids and blood pressure.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Potentially serious
Amaurosis fugax is temporary loss of vision in one eye lasting between seconds and hours.
There are many potential causes to this some of which may require immediate medical attention. See your eye doctor immediately if you are suffering from these symptoms.

In brief: Potentially serious
Amaurosis fugax is temporary loss of vision in one eye lasting between seconds and hours.
There are many potential causes to this some of which may require immediate medical attention. See your eye doctor immediately if you are suffering from these symptoms.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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