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Transient Binocular Vision Loss

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Transient binocular vision loss (TBVL) may be caused by neurologic and ophthalmologic phenomena, ranging from benign etiologies such as migraine to potentially vision-threatening etiologies such as stroke, giant cell arteritis, or diseases of elevated intracranial pressure. The ability to recognize clinical signs and symptoms of malignant etiologies of TBVL is vital to prevent permanent visual consequences or even death. In this chapter, we discuss the various etiologies of TBVL and suggest how to recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of benign versus malignant causes that may require a time-sensitive evaluation.

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  • Transient binocular vision loss (TBVL)
  • Amaurosis fugax
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA)
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

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Karnam, S.S., Vuppala, AA.D. (2021). Transient Binocular Vision Loss. In: Henderson, A.D., Carey, A.R. (eds) Controversies in Neuro-Ophthalmic Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74103-7_18

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