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Letters Giant cell arteritis

Don’t forget amaurosis fugax

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3686
  1. Radhika Krishnan, ophthalmology specialty training registrar (ST5)1,
  2. David Farnworth, consultant ophthalmic surgeon1,
  3. James Kirwan, consultant ophthalmic surgeon1
  1. 1Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
  1. radhikrishnan2004{at}

The most feared complication of giant cell arteritis is permanent visual loss. Amaurosis fugax (transient uniocular visual loss) was not specifically mentioned in Hassan and colleagues’ article,1 …

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