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What is Amaurosis fugax?

What is Amaurosis fugax?

  • Amaurosis fugax: A rare condition where a temporary blockage of blood flow to the retina causes vision loss in the affected eye until the blood flow returns.
  • Amaurosis fugax: Transient complete or partial monocular blindness due to retinal ischemia. This may be caused by EMBOLI from the CAROTID ARTERY (usually in association with CAROTID STENOSIS) and other locations that enter the central RETINAL ARTERY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p245)
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Amaurosis fugax is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Amaurosis fugax, or a subtype of Amaurosis fugax, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Amaurosis fugax: Introduction

Types of Amaurosis fugax:

Broader types of Amaurosis fugax:

What causes Amaurosis fugax?

Causes of Amaurosis fugax: see causes of Amaurosis fugax

What are the symptoms of Amaurosis fugax?

Symptoms of Amaurosis fugax: see symptoms of Amaurosis fugax

Can anyone else get Amaurosis fugax?

More information: see contagiousness of Amaurosis fugax
Inheritance: see inheritance of Amaurosis fugax

Amaurosis fugax: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Amaurosis fugax.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Amaurosis fugax.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Amaurosis fugax: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Amaurosis fugax.
Treatments for Amaurosis fugax: see treatments for Amaurosis fugax
Research for Amaurosis fugax: see research for Amaurosis fugax

Name and Aliases of Amaurosis fugax

Main name of condition: Amaurosis fugax

Other names or spellings for Amaurosis fugax:

Transient monocular blindness

Transient monocular blindness
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Amaurosis fugax: Related Conditions

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