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Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

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Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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  • Double vision in one eye

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  • Double vision when looking with one eye closed

  • See everything double

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What is Moyamoya Disease?

Moyamoya disease is a progressive condition that affects the arteries in the brain. It causes narrowing of these blood vessels, leading to blockages that can eventually result in a stroke and seizures. Women and individuals of Asian descent have a higher risk of developing moyamoya disease.

Typical Symptoms of Moyamoya Disease

  • Double vision

  • Field of vision suddenly became narrower or has blind spots

  • Transient restlessness (behavioral abnormalities)

  • Suddenly unable to walk normally for a short time

  • Sudden weakness on one side of the body that recovered

  • Seizure

  • One side of the body (face, arms and legs) twitched or moved uncontrollably for a while

  • Transient unilateral sensory disturbance

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Moyamoya Disease

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you see double?

  • Is your field of vision narrower or do you have blind spots?

  • Did you have a temporary difficulty walking normally?

  • Did you have sudden weakness on one side of the body that recovered?

  • Have you had a seizure?

Treatmentof Moyamoya Disease

Moyamoya disease is treated with surgery to fix the narrowed arteries in the brain. Medications may be recommended to manage some of the symptoms.

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  • Double vision

  • Seizure

  • Headache

  • Faint

References

  • Scott RM, Smith ER. Moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 19;360(12):1226-37. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra0804622. PMID: 19297575.

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra0804622

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  • Huang S, Guo ZN, Shi M, Yang Y, Rao M. Etiology and pathogenesis of Moyamoya Disease: An update on disease prevalence. Int J Stroke. 2017 Apr;12(3):246-253. doi: 10.1177/1747493017694393. Epub 2017 Jan 1. PMID: 28381201.

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  • Hishikawa T, Sugiu K, Date I. Moyamoya Disease: A Review of Clinical Research. Acta Med Okayama. 2016 Aug;70(4):229-36. doi: 10.18926/AMO/54497. PMID: 27549666.

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Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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