Amaurosis fugax disease caused by a clot of plaque in the carotid artery to the retinal artery. These clots cause the blood supply to the retina is lost for some time. Interruption of blood supply causes the sufferer to lose vision.
Symptoms include a sudden loss of vision in one eye. This event is usually only lasts a few seconds but could take several minutes.
Patients are advised to obtain immediate medical examination of the eye. Result eye doctor to determine treatment performed. If the results showed that there are more than 70% carotid artery blockage, the patient can be recommended for surgery to remove blockage.
The decision to perform surgery will also be based on the severity and the patient’s general health. If the patient does not need surgery, doctors usually give aspirin or blood thinners.
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