Amaurosis Fugax

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Identifier 19780216_nanos_varsubjectssympos2_06
Title Amaurosis Fugax
Creator Shirley H. Wray, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School, Director, Unit for Neurovisual Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
Subject Amaurosis Fugax; Transient Monocular Blindness; Retinal Embolism; Glinting Emboli; Hemiplegia; Atheromatous Lesions; Cholesterol
Description Transient monocular blindness is a common symptom which carries important diagnostic and therapeutic implications. It is most commonly due to retinal embolism which is sometimes recognizable ophthalmoscopically. Bright, glinting emboli indicate the presence of cholesterol, while whitish homogeneous masses in the arterioles represent platelet aggregates. The usual source of emboli is atheroma at the origin of the internal carotid artery. Untreated, 16% of patients develop permanent visual loss or hemiplegia. Neither the character of the ocular symptoms, nor the frequency, duration nor total number of episodes provides a reliable guide to prognosis. However, associated or independent transient hemisphere symptoms indicate an increased risk of hemiplegia.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1978: Various Subjects Symposium (Session 2)
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1978 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 1978. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6z92k4w
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2014-06-25
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 183791
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