moon blindness


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

moon blindness

n.
Recurrent inflammation of a horse's eyes, often resulting in eventual blindness. Also called mooneye.

moon blindness

n
1. (Pathology) ophthalmol a nontechnical name for nyctalopia
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science Also called: mooneye a disorder affecting horses, which causes inflammation of the eyes and sometimes blindness
ˈmoon-ˌblind adj

moon′ blind`ness


n.
a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moon blindness - inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
2.moon blindness - recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
References in periodicals archive ?
But in 2004 Diablo was hit by the equine disease uveitis, also known as moon blindness, which destroys the iris and nerves.
But he developed a cataract and eight years ago had an eye removed after developing uveitis, a common equine eye ailment sometimes known as moon blindness.