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Recurrent inflammation of a horse's eyes, often resulting in eventual blindness. Also called mooneye.
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
a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation.
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||moon blindness - recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness|
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings