Amaurosis Fugax Definition, Causes & More

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2. Clogged Artery

Arteries that supply blood to the retina can become clogged by a blood clot or solid materials like plaque and fat that make their way into the bloodstream. Risk factors for clogged arteries are numerous and include cocaine usage, smoking, hypertension, person or family history of strokes, and aging.4Mehta, Sonia. ‘Blockage of Central Retinal Arteries and Branch Retinal Arteries - Eye Disorders.’ Merck Manuals Consumer Version, Merck Manuals, www.merckmanuals.com/home/eye-disorders/retinal-disorders/blockage-of-central-retinal-arteries-and-branch-retinal-arteries.

Treatment methods to restore vision include steroid injections, laser therapy, and medicated eye drops. Unfortunately, these treatments are usually unsuccessful, making prevention a priority for any individual.

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