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Amaurosis fugax

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Amaurosis fugax is a painless transient monocular visual loss.

  • also known as Cécité monoculaire transitoire

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Google previewClinical Neurology, 4th Edition (2011)

by T.J. Fowler, John W. Scadding, Nick Losseff, J.W. Scadding

Amaurosis fugax refers to episodic unilateral visual loss due to vascular disturbance in ophthalmic artery territory.

Amaurosis fugax is a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in ophthalmic artery distribution, and in the middle-aged or elderly ...

Google previewIschemic Optic Neuropathies (2011)

by Sohan Singh Hayreh

Amaurosis fugax is a well recognized complication of GCA. It has been reported by a...

Google previewRapid Medicine (2011)

by Amir H. Sam, James T. H. Teo

Amaurosis fugax is a gradual descending mono-ocular .curtain. of vision loss. 5 Botulism is caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum anaerobe. Typically toxins are ingested from improperly cooked meat, but can ...

Google previewPsychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual (2016)

by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny

Amaurosis fugax is a symptom of carotid artery territory ischemia. It presents as a sudden onset of transient loss of vision that manifests as a curtain or shade or veil usually over the central visual field. The duration of visual loss is generally ...

Google previewBlueprints Q & A Step 2 (2005)

Surgery by Edward W. Nelson

Amaurosis fugax is a transient blindness of one eye classically described as a " shade closing over the eye." These symptoms are concerning for atherosclerotic carotid artery disease. A carotid duplex ultrasound is the best noninvasive test to ...

Google previewPathophysiology , Concepts and Applications for Health Care Professionals (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amaurosis fugax: Amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular visual loss. Prior to1990, Amaurosis fugax could, 'clinically, be divided into four identifiable symptom complexes, each with its underlying pathoetiology: embolic, hypoperfusion, ...

Google previewMerritts Neurology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular visual loss. Pathophysiology and etiology Prior to 1990, amaurosis fugax could, 'clinically, be divided into four identifiable symptom complexes, each with its underlying pathoetiology: embolic, ...

Google previewPolymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis (2016)

by Bhaskar Dasgupta, Christian Dejaco

Amaurosis fugax is an important visual symptom because it precedes permanent visual loss in 44% of patients. Delay in recognition may be the most important factor, given that the mean time from symptom onset to diagnosis of GCA was 35 ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2016 (2015)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

BASIC INFORMATION DEFINITION Amaurosis fugax is a temporary loss ...

Google previewVaughan and Asbury's General Ophthalmology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amaurosis fugax is a painless transient monocular ...

Google previewDifferential Diagnosis of Common Complaints 5th (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular visual loss. Pathophysiology and etiology Prior to 1990, amaurosis fugax could, 'clinically, be divided into four identifiable symptom complexes, each with its underlying pathoetiology: embolic, ...

Google previewParsons' Diseases of the Eye (2011)

Amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular blindness caused by a temporary lack of blood flow either to the brain or retina. It is related to atherosclerosis in the blood vessels that supply the brain, and is thought to be the result of emboli from ...

Google previewPrimary Care (2012)

A Collaborative Practice by Terry Mahan Buttaro, JoAnn Trybulski, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook

Amaurosis fugax is a transient, periodic visual loss. This condition may result from ophthalmicartery spasms in occlusive diseases of the internal carotid artery ...

Google previewNeuro-Ophthalmology, Diagnosis and Management, Book (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular.

Google previewTextbook of Ophthalmology (2011)

by HV Nema, Nitin Nema

Clinical features: Amaurosis fugax is a classical symptom of transient ischemia of carotid artery occlusion. Ocular or periorbital pain, decreased visual acuity, prolonged visual recovery after exposure to bright light, and difficulty in night vision ...

Google previewHarrisons Principles of Internal Medicine - Comb (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amaurosis fugax is a transient monocular visual loss. Pathophysiology and etiology Prior to 1990, amaurosis fugax could, 'clinically, be divided into four identifiable symptom complexes, each with its underlying pathoetiology: embolic, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Aging and Public Health (2008)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Amaurosis fugax is a temporary loss of vision in one eye, because of a transient loss of blood supply to the eye; in essence a mini stroke affecting the retina. The patient describes a descending curtain across the visual field. Amaurosis fugax or ...

Google previewVascular and Endovascular Surgery (2012)

A Comprehensive Review by Wesley S. Moore

Amaurosis fugax is an important warning sign that precedes visual loss in 44% of patients.78 GCA is of concern to cardiac and vascular surgeons, because it can cause aneurysms or stenoses of the aorta or its main branches. Both true ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

Amaurosis fugax is a partial or complete loss of sight that is temporary. Amaurosis fugax is usually caused by arteriosclerosis in the blood vessels that supply the brain. It can also occur with excessive acceleration, as in flight, and with ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

amaurosis fugax /foo′′gaks/, a transient episodic blindness caused by decreased blood flow to the retina. Compare amaurosis. amaurosis ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

amaurosis fugax /foo′′gaks/, a transient episodic blindness caused by decreased blood flow to the retina. Compare amaurosis. amaurosis ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

amaurosis fugax ambulatory anaesthesia bilateral amaurosis may follow an emotional shock and may continue for days or months. One kind of congenital amaurosis is transmitted as an autosomal-recessive trait. —amaurotic, adj. amaurosis ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David W. Loring, Stephen Bowden

Amaurosis fugax episodes indicate underlying atherosclerotic disease with an increased risk for *stroke and myocardial infarction. (Greek mauros, black; amaurosis, making something black; Latin fugare, to cause to flee, chase) Having the ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

amaurosis fugax /ffi'gaks/, a transient episodic ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

See amaurosis fugax. blanching, limbal A whitening of the limbal area ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient. See also LEBER'S CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS. —amaurotic adj.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press

For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient. See also LEBER's CONGENITAL AMAURosIs. —amaurotic adj. ambivalence n. ( in psychology) the condition of holding opposite feelings (such as love and hate) ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

amaurosis fugax temporary ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Pocket Radiography and Medical Imaging Dictionary (2007)

by Chris Gunn

amaurosis fugax temporary loss of vision inan eye dueto interruption ofarterial supply. ambient light thelightinthe roomwhere a film ...

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