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Amaurosis fugax

Amaurosis fugax refers to the temporary, sudden and painless loss of vision caused by a blood clot or piece of plaque that blocks a retinal artery. This condition can last for a few seconds up to several hours, and often indicates a cerebral circulatory disorder (CCD) or a stroke (cerebrovascular accident); it may also occur in conjunction with carotid artery stenosis.

Carotid artery stenosis describes the narrowing of the two main arteries supplying the brain:

 

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Amaurosis fugax – temporary blindness1
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