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Amaurosis fugax


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 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 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 previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Amaurosis fugax is a temporary loss of monocular vision caused by transient retinal ischemia. ICD-9CM CODES 362.34 Amaurosis fugax EPIDEMIOLOGY & DEMOGRAPHICS INCIDENCE (IN U.S.): An uncommon but important ...

Google previewBlueprints Ophthalmology (2005)

by Thomas E. Bournias

Amaurosis fugax is a precursor in 10% of CRAOs ...

Google previewPsychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual (2013)

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.

Google previewHuman Biology (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of) (2017)

by Dr Robert M. Youngson

Amaurosis fugax is a transient form of visual loss suggesting that the affected person is at risk from STROKE and requires urgent medical attention. From the Greek amaurois, dark or obscure. amber codon the threenucleotide group UAG ...

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 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 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 previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

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

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 & 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 previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

amaurosis fugax temporary ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2011)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, amaurosis fugax, TIA and/or CVAs may present in conjunction with cerebral artery lesions, including carotid and intracranial artery involvement (Schievink et al., 1994; Schievink et al., 1998; Van Damme, ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

amaurosis fugax/fyöö'gāks/ brief episode of visual loss, usually due to small clots breaking off atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery. ambi- combining form.

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