- a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation, eventually resulting in opacity and blindness.
Origin of moon blindness
First recorded in 1710–20
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Our Mokadamo was affected with moon-blindness, and could not see at all at night.
- ophthalmol a nontechnical name for nyctalopia
- Also called: mooneye vet science a disorder affecting horses, which causes inflammation of the eyes and sometimes blindness
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