Amaurosis fugax describes a temporary blindness of one eye, caused by an impaired blood circulation of the carotid artery. It usually lasts between 2 and 15 minutes; if it lasts more than 24 hours, it is called a retinal infarct.
Amaurosis fugax describes a condition where an impaired blood circulation of the carotis interna causes a temporary blindness of one eye. If the blindness lasts more than 24 hours, it is called a retinal infarct.
Patients describe a sudden loss of vision of one eye, sometimes in combination with additional symptoms such as perceptual disorders in arms or legs, weakness, clumsiness or speech impairment. It is a temporary local function disorder caused by a reversible impaired blood circulation.
When the condition occurs it is not known if it is the symptom of a temporary or a manifested impaired blood circulation, so it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor. Amaurosis fugax is also a common early sign of a stroke. This is another reason to confirm, and if necessary, get treatment for the cause (e.g. arteriosclerosis, cardiac diseases).
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