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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 John W Scadding, Nick Losseff

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 (2013)

Expert Consult - Online by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny

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

Google previewToole's Cerebrovascular Disorders (2010)

by E. Steve Roach, Kerstin Bettermann, Jose Biller

Preceding homolateral amaurosis fugax is an important clue. As a rule, symptoms of MCA obstruction are more severe and abrupt than those of internal carotid artery because of the former's lack of collateral circulation. Additionally, headache ...

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 previewe-Study Guide for: Pathophysiology : Concepts and Applications for Health Care Professionals by Thomas J. Nowak, ISBN 9780070272552 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook 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 previewParsons' Diseases of the Eye (2011)

by Ramanjit Sihota & Radhika Tandon

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 previewStroke Care (2011)

A Practical Manual by Rowan Harwood, Farhad Huwez, Dawn Good

Amaurosis fugax is a rapidly progressive loss of vision, or partial loss • of vision, in one eye (often, but not exclusively, 'like a curtain coming down'), coming on over a few seconds to a minute. After a variable time, usually seconds to a few ...

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 previewYao & Artusio's Anesthesiology (2008)

Problem-oriented Patient Management by Fun-Sun F. Yao, Manuel L. Fontes, Vinod Malhotra

It can, although, present with amaurosis fugax, a transient ischemic attack or a cerebrovascular accident. Amaurosis fugax is a temporary monocular blindness caused by a transient ischemia attack ...

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 previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2016 (2015)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

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

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 and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

amaurosis fugax /h'gaks/ ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David W. Loring, Stephen C. Bowden, Ph.D.

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) Ambidextrous ...

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

by Mosby

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

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient.

Google previewThe Bantam Medical Dictionary, Sixth Edition

Updated and Expanded Sixth Edition by Laurence Urdang

For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

amaurosis fugax Hw'gaksL a transient episodic blindness caused by decreased blood flow to the retina. Compare amaurosis. amaurosis partialis fugax, a transitory partial blindness, usually caused by vascular insufficiency of ...

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 ...

Google previewOphthalmic Dictionary and Vocabulary Builder for Eye Care Professionals (2012)

by Harold A Stein, Raymond M Stein

Amaurosis fugax: Unilateral, transient less of vision caused by transient ischemic episodes in the retinal vascular tree. Frequently, it is a symptom of carotid artery disease. Amaurotic idiocy: Found most commonly in Tay-Sachs disease, ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

amaurosis fugax temporary loss ...

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