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Transient monocular visual loss.
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PMID:  17540127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transient monocular visual loss may be caused by a variety of ophthalmic and systemic conditions. Management depends on identifying the cause. Embolic occlusions of arteries supplying the eye are a most important cause. Such emboli often arise from the heart, aorta, and internal carotid arteries. The most common embolic substances are white platelet-fibrin and red erythrocyte-fibrin thrombi, cholesterol crystals, and calcific particles. Retinal vasoconstriction is another important cause of transient monocular visual loss. The conditions that cause anterior ischemic optic neuropathy may occasionally cause transient visual loss. Transient monocular visual loss may also be related to conditions that cause papilledema and some conditions intrinsic to the eye, such as optic disk drusen and colobomas.
Amy Amick; Louis R Caplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive ophthalmology update     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1527-7313     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ophthalmol Update     Publication Date:    2007 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-01     Completed Date:  2007-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100910750     Medline TA:  Compr Ophthalmol Update     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-8; discussion 99-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic / etiology,  physiopathology
Retinal Vessels / physiopathology
Thromboembolism / complications
Time Factors
Vision Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Vision, Monocular*

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