The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 27

A patient describes a history of a "curtain being brought down over my right eye it stayed there for a few minutes then was lifted back up." In which of the following arteries is the etiology of this complaint located?

  1. anterior cerebral
  2. middle cerebral
  3. posterior cerebral
  4. internal carotid
  5. external carotid

Answer: D

Internal Carotid

This is amaurosis fugax....a form of "TIA" of the optic artery — it arises from the internal carotid - most common location for occlusion in TIA.

Know Your Content Blueprint

Retinal vascular occlusion is covered in the NCCPA™ EENT Content Blueprint (9%)

Review Topic: Retinal vascular occlusion

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