Amaurosis fugax in the young.

  title={Amaurosis fugax in the young.},
  author={Michael L Slavin},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  volume={41 6},
A 36-year-old healthy woman developed amaurosis fugax of the right eye lasting 1 minute. Work-up revealed right carotid stenosis thought most compatible with an atherosclerotic plaque. A carotid endarterectomy was performed which corroborated the radiologic diagnosis. An embolic event from ipsilateral carotid artery disease should be considered as a cause… CONTINUE READING