amaurosis fugax


amaurosis fu·​gax -ˈf(y)ü-ˌgaks How to pronounce amaurosis fugax (audio)
: temporary partial or complete loss of sight in one eye that is typically caused by an abrupt reduction in blood flow (ischemia) to an eye
The occurrence of amaurosis fugax should raise the suspicion of disease in the internal carotid artery, especially when the patient is a man over 40 years old with a bruit below the angle of the jaw.Jean-Claude Gautier, The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Amaurosis fugax.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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