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Amaurosis fugax

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Amaurosis
Fugax
Attack of retina.Interruption of
blood flow transient monocular
blindness. rapid fading of vision
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Amaurosis fugax

  1. 1. Amaurosis Fugax Attack of retina.Interruption of blood flow transient monocular blindness. rapid fading of vision sometimes affecting only a portion of the visual field Etiology Carotid artery disease, Atherosclerosis, Retinal arterial occlusion, Marked systemic hypertension, Central retinal vein occlusion Symptoms Curtain coming down vertically into the field of vision.monocular blindness, dimming, fogging, or blurring.Total or sectorial vision loss typically lasts only a few seconds, but may last minutes or even hours. Signs and Tests Tests include a complete eye and neurological exam. Carotid ultrasound or magnetic resonance angiography(MRA).Routin e blood tests such as cholesterol and blood glucose. Treatment Regular check-ups to check the health of your carotid artery.Diet changes and medication . Aspirin, warfarin, surgery is done to remove the blockage. Prognosis does not result in permanent disability. It means you have atherosclerosis and an increased risk for stroke. Prevention Avoid fatty foods. Exercise regularly, Quit smoking , No alcohol, Regular BP check, Cholesterol check, Glucose check. Saddam Ansari 3rd year, Group 5

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