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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