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CASE 11.1 A DARK SPOT SEEN WITH ONE EYE PATIENT PRESENTATION A 67-year-old man awoke one morning with a dark purplish-brown spot in the upper part of his vision that disappeared when he covered his right eye. This did not improve over the following week, so he went to see an ophthalmologist.
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KEY SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS Scotoma in the upper nasal quadrant of the right eye Right carotid bruit CASE 11.1 A Dark Spot Seen With One Eye
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CASE 11.1 Visual Fields
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Some Terms to Describe Visual Disturbances
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Unformatted text preview: • Effects of Lesions in the Primary Visual Pathways • Carotid Bruit • Anterior and Posterior Circulations CASE 11.1 A Dark Spot Seen With One Eye FINAL DIAGNOSIS Branch retinal artery occlusion caused by embolus from carotid stenosis OUTCOME Work-up revealed tight right internal carotid artery stenosis, which was treated by endarterectomy. He had no further ischemic events, but the right eye scotoma remained. CASE 11.1 A Dark Spot Seen With One Eye...
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course MED 605 taught by Professor Skeen during the Fall '09 term at University of Delaware.

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