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Amaurosis Fugax Summary

Description: Transient complete or partial monocular blindness due to retinal ischemia. This may be caused by emboli from the CAROTID ARTERY (usually in association with CAROTID STENOSIS) and other locations that enter the central RETINAL ARTERY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p245)

Also Known As: Blindness, Transient Monocular; Transient Monocular Blindness; Blindness, Monocular, Transient; Monocular Blindness, Transient

Networked: 197 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 14 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Amaurosis Fugax

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 66 results : IBA
  2. clopidogrel (Plavix) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 7
  3. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 3 studies in 18 results : FDA 80 Generic
  4. Ticlopidine (Ticlid) : 1 study in 3 results : FDA 11 Generic
  5. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel) : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  6. Estrogens (Estrogen) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 1
  7. Oral Contraceptives : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  8. Interleukin-16 (Interleukin 16) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  9. Cytokines : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  10. Homocysteine : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Amaurosis Fugax

  1. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
  2. Ischemia
  3. Stroke (Strokes)
  4. Transient Ischemic Attack
  5. Carotid Stenosis (Carotid Artery Stenosis)
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Key Therapies for Amaurosis Fugax

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  1. Carotid Endarterectomy : 1 outcome 4 studies in 34 results
  2. Endarterectomy (Thromboendarterectomy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 13 results
  3. Transplants (Transplant) : 3 results
  4. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal) : 3 results
  5. Vitreoretinal Surgery : 1 result
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