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BrainWaves #44 Transient monocular vision loss

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

Although you should not confuse this with amaurosis fugax, a transient loss of vision in one eye usually screams vascular event. But not always... Keep an eye out for how the plot thickens in this week's episode of BrainWaves. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. The content in this episode was vetted and approved by Imran Jivraj.


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