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Investigations and treatment

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Sudden loss of vision is an ophthalmological emergency and requires immediate referral to the eye emergency department.

Non-invasive tests for carotid blood flow and lumen diameter should be performed routinely. Angiography should be considered.

Definitive treatment is dependent upon test results. If the condition is a result of an atherosclerotic lesion then an antiplatelet agent such as aspirin or clopidogrel is indicated.

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