Last reviewed 01/2018
Amaurosis fugax refers to an attack of transient and painless loss of vision in one eye.
It is a common clinical symptom indicative of transient retinal ischaemia, usually associated with stenosis of the ipsilateral carotid artery or emboli (cardiac and aortic).
It is often described as a curtain passing across the eye (1).
- Gautier J.Amaurosis Fugax.NEJM 1993;329:426-8.