snow blindness


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snow blindness

n.
A usually temporary loss of vision and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by exposure of the eyes to bright sunlight and ultraviolet rays reflected from snow or ice.

snow′-blind′, snow′-blind′ed (-blīn′dĭd) adj.

snow′ blind`ness


n.
the usu. temporary blindness caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow.
snow′-blind`, adj.
Translations

snow blindness

n (Med) → ambliopia da riflesso della neve
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Mackiewicz suffered from high altitude sickness, snow blindness and frostbite.
However, they were unable to reach Mr Mackiewicz, who was suffering from snow blindness and altitude sickness, because of harsh weather.
Mackiewicz was reported to be in a critical condition after developing frostbite and snow blindness, while Revol also reported frostbite.
He also became victim to snow blindness and frostbite.
Janusz Majer, who helped prepare the Polish expedition team currently scaling K2, said that messages sent by Revol said Mackiewicz was suffering from snow blindness and frostbite.
It disturbs your sleeping pattern but I've been doing it for 18 years and the night-time is not as bad as the daytime if you have snow on the track - with the sun out there you get a blaze into your eyes and you get snow blindness.
In temperatures as low as -40 degrees, Robert and Barney will need to take in 5,000 calories a day as they fight off frostbite, altitude sickness and snow blindness, but will be sharing videos of their expedition at Facebook.
Most of the evacuated climbers were affected by snow blindness and frostbite when they prepared for final summit pushes from the higher camps on the 8,848 metres tall Mount Everest, the report said.
The slowest of slow burns, the play holds your attention and withholds reward, so that its study of lives in stasis sticks around like snow blindness.
Snow blindness and other UV-related anterior eye pathology is very common in the people we see, so we prescribe sunglasses and spectacles.
Sunglasses or goggles area must to protect against snow blindness.