- partial or total loss of sight, especially in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.
Origin of amaurosis
1650–60; < Greek: darkening, hindrance to sight, equivalent to amaur(ós) dim, dark + -ōsis -osis
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Examples from the Web for amaurosis
Cataract may be simple, or complicated with amaurosis, adhesions, etc.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Am′blyopy, dullness or obscurity of eyesight without any apparent defect in the organs; the first stage of amaurosis.
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
- pathol blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye
C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken
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- Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.
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