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Letters Time to carotid endarterectomy

Don’t forget amaurosis fugax

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2607
  1. Stella J Hornby, associate specialist ophthalmologist1,
  2. Emily Adams, medical student2
  1. 1Oxford Eye Hospital, LG-1 West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
  2. 2Medical School Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
  1. stella.hornby{at}

    Eye departments do not appreciate the urgency of carotid Doppler imaging in patients with amaurosis fugax.1 In a recent departmental audit 18% of referrals from …

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