amaurosis

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amaurosis

[‚a‚mȯ′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Total or partial blindness.
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There have also been reports of other CNS tumors causing amaurosis fugax, possibly by causing a temporary swelling of the optic disk or nerve by a mass effect.
Amaurosis fugax is another term for transient monocular blindness.
History of transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) or amaurosis fugax, defined as short periods of neurological/visual disturbances
Amaurosis Fugax develops as though a curtain has been drawn up or down over the vision
Amaurosis fugax lasts for seconds to minutes and often develops as though a black curtain has been drawn upward or downward over the vision.
Visual loss can be intermittent at first, mimicking Amaurosis Fugax, to become permanent later.