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June Issue BJO Temporary monocular blindness is a risk factor for stroke and may need quick surgical therapy. The highest risk period for suffering a stroke after a temporary monocular blindness or amaurosis fugax is the first 14 days after the event, and this is the recommended threshold for performing carotid endarterectomy. Naylor and colleagues stress the importance of referring ophthalmological patients presenting with transient monocular blindness (or blindness felt to be “monocular”) to stroke units for further diagnosis and therapy of a potential carotid artery stenosis.1 Purulent Conjunctivitis I Children In an international multicentre randomised, investigator-masked study in 286 children with purulent discharge and bulbar conjunctival injection, Bremond-Gignac et al. found that …

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