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Surprising cause of transient monocular vision loss
  1. Felix Benninger,
  2. Israel Steiner
  1. Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Center, Campus Beilinson, Petach Tikwa, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Felix Benninger, Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Center, Campus Beilinson, Jabotinski 39, Petach Tikwa 49100, Israel; felixbenninger{at}

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A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with transient monocular vision loss on three occasions over 2 weeks. The episodes of progressive vision loss in the left eye each lasted between 1 and 20 min, described as a ‘curtain being drawn’ and disappeared without additional symptoms or headache. He had smoked heavily until 3 years before, when he was diagnosed with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. His blood pressure and …

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