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Total loss of vision, especially when occurring without pathological changes to the eye.

[Greek amaurōsis, from amauroun, to make dim, from amauros, dark.]

am′au·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.


(Medicine) pathol blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken]
amaurotic adj


(ˌæm ɔˈroʊ sɪs)

partial or total loss of sight, esp. in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.
[1650–60; < Greek: darkening, hindrance to sight]
am`au•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.


a condition of partial or total blindness, caused by a disease of the optie nerve. — amaurotic, adj.
See also: Blindness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amaurosis - partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eyeamaurosis - partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
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3) evaluated 145 patients exhibiting these symptoms for carotid stenosis and found that amaurosis fugax had a 30% predictive value of clinical suspicion of carotid stenosis.
10) Additional systemic symptoms may include headache, fever, malaise, weight loss, amaurosis fugax, and joint pain.
5788 Associated symptoms Speech impairment 31 (17) 5 (16) 26 (84) Amaurosis fugax 28 (15) 9 (32) 19 (68) Syncope 15 (8) 0 (0) 15(100) * Fisher's exact test.
Episodes of amaurosis fugax lasts for minutes to hours may be present.
In addition, evidence of a systemic embolus, such as amaurosis fugax, in a young or middle-aged woman suggests mitral stenosis, even though its prevalence in the developed world has decreased strikingly over the last half century.
Amaurosis Fugax, transient blindness of one eye because of blocked carotid (neck) artery going to the brain, is a possibility.
O quadro clinico mais comum e conhecido como amaurosis fugax (perda aguda total ou parcial da visao em um olho com poucos minutos de duracao), mas qualquer deficit neurologico focal que reverta completamente em ate 24 horas e considerado um AIT.
Patients with amaurosis fugax will experience unilateral loss of vision that extends like a dark shade from the top or bottom periphery to the center of vision.
Amaurosis fugax is a sudden decline in vision of one or both eyes and is more common in a TIA than a stroke (www.
In the anterior circulation, vascular syndromes involving the internal carotid artery are characterized by the ipsilateral monocular temporary vision loss known as amaurosis fugax, which may or may not be accompanied by contralateral weakness or sensory changes.
John immediately suspected amaurosis fugax - a temporary lack of blood flow to the retina which may be a sign of an impending stroke.
Sin embargo, la arteritis de celulas gigantes afecta a personas mayores de 50 anos, y se caracteriza por cefalea, sensibilidad a la palpacion de la arteria temporal, VSG mayor de 50 mm/h, la perdida de la agudeza visual puede ser aguda o subaguda y la amaurosis fugax es una manifestacion comun (5).