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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However, soon after the summit, the two climbers faced frostbite and snow blindness. Elisabeth Revol was rescued but Tomek was presumed dead.
Hurleys expedition party had been hauling sleds across the frozen Antarctic plateau for weeks, battling snow blindness and frost bite with dwindling food supplies.
Poor weather prevented the team from reaching Mackiewicz, who had snow blindness and altitude sickness.
The session will focus on helping people with severe health complications including high altitude pulmonary edema, acute mountain sickness, frostbite chill burns, hypothermia, and snow blindness. ( ANI )
Mackiewicz suffered from high altitude sickness, snow blindness and frostbite.
He also became victim to snow blindness and frostbite.
'Though she has no tent, she is clearly lucid and is making progress on a descent to help get the rescue effort underway.' Janusz Majer, who helped prepare the Polish expedition team currently scaling K2, said that messages sent by Revol said Mackiewicz was suffering from snow blindness and frostbite.
"It disturbs your sleeping pattern but I've been doing it for 18 years and the night-time is not as bad as the daytime if you have snow on the track - with the sun out there you get a blaze into your eyes and you get snow blindness.
In temperatures as low as -40 degrees, Robert and Barney will need to take in 5,000 calories a day as they fight off frostbite, altitude sickness and snow blindness, but will be sharing videos of their expedition at Facebook.com/Shell.
Most of the evacuated climbers were affected by snow blindness and frostbite when they prepared for final summit pushes from the higher camps on the 8,848 metres tall Mount Everest, the report said.
The slowest of slow burns, the play holds your attention and withholds reward, so that its study of lives in stasis sticks around like snow blindness. MATT TRUEMAN