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A 75-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department because of sudden loss of the upper half of vision in her left eye that lasted 2 minutes. The episode occurred 5 hours ago and is not associated with pain or loss of consciousness. Medical history is significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Fundoscopic examination of the left eye shows Hollenhorst plaques, lodged in a retinal artery with restored distal blood flow. Visual acuity testing shows 20/20 vision in both eyes and there are no visual field deficits by confrontation. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?