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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Among other things, Parker will pack polarized goggles to protect him from snow blindness and an insulated jacket which has been tested to keep him warm and dry in temperatures as low as -60aeC.
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