Surgical therapies for transient monocular visual loss

S. M. Santilli, J. Goldstone

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Abstract

Surgical therapies for transient monocular visual loss are used for lesions of the accessible, extracranial cerebral arteries. Carotid bifurcation stenosis is the most frequent surgically correctable lesion leading to transient monocular vision loss and is best treated by carotid artery endarterectomy. Occlusion of the internal carotid artery may be a cause of transient monocular visual loss and can be treated effectively with external carotid endarterectomy and ligation of the internal carotid artery. Other infrequent surgically correctable causes of transient monocular visual loss include proximal common carotid artery, innominate artery, and aortic arch atherosclerosis and carotid fibromuscular dysplasia. Surgical therapy for transient monocular visual loss is safe and effective in properly selected patients if performed with acceptably low rates of surgical morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-511
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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