The terminology of transient visual loss due to vascular insufficiency.
Transient visual loss due to cerebro-ocular vascular disease is a common symptom. The purpose of this paper is to present a unified terminology of the monocular vs. binocular or homonymous types. Lack of proper identification may lead to mis-diagnosis and improper management of these entities. Monocular blurred vision must be investigated since its origin is so commonly due to atherosclerosis of the carotid system. Binocular blurred vision due to vertebro-basilar insufficiency is managed conservatively in almost all instances.
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