Amaurosis



partial or total loss of sight, especially in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.
Historical Examples

M. Petrequin, in his Trait Pratique, records two cases of amaurosis in young girls produced by lumbrici.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

Cataract may be simple, or complicated with amaurosis, adhesions, etc.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

Amaurotic (amaurosis, blindness) family idiocy is hereditary, and the child dies at about two years of age.
The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation Austin O’Malley

Am′blyopy, dullness or obscurity of eyesight without any apparent defect in the organs; the first stage of amaurosis.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

amaurosis, a weakness or loss of vision, the cause of which was at one time unknown.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

In amaurosis the pupil is dilated to its full extent; the eye looks clear, but does not respond to light.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

amaurosis is a paralysis of the nerves of the eye: it is sometimes cured, but then gradually, and not instantaneously.
Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847 T. W. (Thomas William) Allies

If there are still some who cannot see that I am right, then let them, without delay, be operated upon for amaurosis.
Public School Education Michael Mller

noun
(pathol) blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye

amaurosis am·au·ro·sis (ām’ô-rō’sĭs)
n.
Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.
am’au·rot’ic (-rŏt’ĭk) adj.

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