moon blindness


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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
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Why couldn't I reach the Ruet-e-Hilal chief?' This query can be best answered by Mufti Munib Sahib, who seems to be suffering from the equine eye disease called moon blindness. In line with his decision, the nation had to fast on the first of Shawal the day Satan (Shaitan) alone fasts.
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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.