Current management of amaurosis fugax

The Amaurosis Fugax Study Group

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We present a consensus on the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of amaurosis fugax. The phenomenon is denned and described, and the roles that extracranial and ocular vascular diseases play are discussed. Nonvascular ophthalmic and neurologic disorders that can be confused with amaurosis fugax are listed, and an algorithm for evaluation (which includes ophthalmic examination, laboratory studies, and noninvasive carotid artery studies) is given. Treatment of atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, and other causes of amaurosis fugax are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990


  • Amaurosis fugax
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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