snow blindness
noun Date: 1748 inflammation and photophobia caused by exposure of the eyes to ultraviolet rays reflected from snow or ice • snow-blind or snow-blinded adjective

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  • snow blindness — n inflammation and photophobia caused by exposure of the eyes to ultraviolet rays reflected from snow or ice * * * a painful disorder of the cornea of the eye due to excessive exposure to ultraviolet light reflected from the snow. Recovery… …   Medical dictionary

  • snow blindness — snow .blindness n [U] eye pain and difficulty in seeing things, caused by looking at snow in bright light from the sun >snow blind adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Snow blindness — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 31147 ICD10 = ICD10|H|16|1|h|15 ICD9 = ICD9|370.24 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 759 MeshID = Snow blindness (Niphablepsia) is a painful condition,… …   Wikipedia

  • snow blindness — noun : inflammation and photophobia caused by exposure of the unprotected eyes to ultraviolet rays reflected from fields of snow or ice suffering the excruciating agony of snow blindness after two weeks of futile searching in the empty plains… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snow-blindness — Snow blind Snow blind , a. Affected with blindness by the brilliancy of snow. {Snow blind ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snow blindness — snow′ blind ness n. oph the usu. temporary blindness caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow snow′ blind , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • snow blindness — snow blind /snoh bluynd /, adj. the usually temporary dimming of the sight caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • snow-blindness — noun temporary blindness caused by exposure to sunlight reflected from snow or ice • Syn: ↑snowblindness • Derivationally related forms: ↑snow blind (for: ↑snowblindness) • Hypernyms: ↑blindness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • snow blindness — noun (U) eye pain and difficulty in seeing things, caused by looking at snow in bright sunlight snow blind adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • snow blindness — /ˈsnoʊ blaɪndnəs/ (say snoh bluyndnuhs) noun conjunctivitis and deteriorated vision caused by reflection of strong light on snow or ice. –snow blind, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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