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

amaurotic (amaurosis, blindness) family idiocy is hereditary, and the child dies at about two years of age.
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(pathol) blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye

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

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