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Definition of the noun amaurosis

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noun - plural: amauroses

  1. partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain

Alternative definition of the noun amaurosis


  1. Any form of blindness that is accompanied to no obvious change to the eye; often the result of disease of the optic nerve

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Google previewVaughan and Asbury's General Ophthalmology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Leber's congenital amaurosis is a rare inherited eye disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life, and affects around 1 in 80,000 of the population. It was first described by Theodor Leber in the 19th century. It should not be ...

Google previewThe Lancet London (1826)

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News

Sympathetic, or symptomatic amaurosis is an affection not depending upon disease of the organ itself, but upon the state of some other and remote part, consequently requiring attention to that particular organ. In such a case, the symptoms ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia-dictionary and Reference Handbook of the Ophthalmic Sciences (1903)

Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, and in the Readiest Form for Popular Use, the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Etymology of All the Words and Terms Used in the Ophthalmic Sciences by Robert H. Knowles, Rollin Henry Knowles

Amaurosis is the final stage or complete blindness, with no possibility of a restoration of the sight. Prior to ...

Google previewA manual for the College of surgeons in London, Dublin, and Edinburgh, by J. Steggall, and M.W. Hilles (1839)

Amaurosis is a paralysed state of the retina, or optic nerve, whereby vision is either very imperfect, or is wholly lost. The symptoms are impairment of vision, a dilated pupil, immoveable iris, and a bright metallic appearance of the interior of the ...

Google previewBasic Sciences for Ophthalmology (2013)

by Louise Bye, Neil Modi, Miles Stanford

Leber's congenital amaurosis is an AR retinal dystrophy that is a common cause of visual impairment.

Google previewDunglison's American medical library (1841)

by Robley Dunglison

Amaurosis is that imperfection or loss of vision, which results either from the diminution, or the entire loss of nervous sensibility, whether functional or organic, sympathetic or symptomatic. Various other terms have been used to designate these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Leber Congenital Amaurosis. Table 1 Genes involved in EOSRD/LCA Disease Locus CRD genes RCD genes OMIM Gene OMIM Assignment RDH12 belongs to the family of retinol dehydrogenases and is localized in the inner segment of ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum: or, Medical Dictionary ... Fourth edition (1839)

by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant

Amaurosis may exist independently of any visible lesion of structure in the eye, or it may be complicated with cataract or any other affection. The subject of amau rosis, which has been laboriously treated by many eminent writers, is much too ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Medicine and Surgery (1885)

Extravasation causing amaurosis has also been found in the optic chiasma. Double amaurosis may result from apoplectic extravasation in the thalamus. Sudden interruption to blood supply, as by embolus, with sudden and marked contraction ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Amaurosis. The sight diminished, or totally abolished, without any evident disease of the eye ; the pupil for the most part remaining dilated and immoveable. The species are, 1. Amaurosis (compressions), after the causes and attended with the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

amaurosis /am′ôrō′′sis/ [Gk, amauroein, to darken], blindness, especially lack of vision resulting from a systemic cause such as disease of the optic nerve or brain, diabetes, renal disease, acute gastritis, or systemic ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

amaurosis /am′ôrō′′sis/ [Gk, amauroein, to darken], blindness, especially lack of vision resulting from a systemic cause such as disease of the optic nerve or brain, diabetes, renal disease, acute gastritis, or systemic ...


Amaurosis. Amazon. Vgaged in the cochineal trade. There is b small lake of same name close to the lown. Pop. 10,000.

If taken in time it may be cured or mitigated ; but confirmed amaurosis is usually incurable.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 5

Amaurosis signifies an impairment of vision, depending on some change in the retina, optic nerve, or brain. At the commencement of the disease there is usually indistinct vision, objects sometimes appear doubled, or one-halfonlyof an object ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences (1865)

by Richard Dennis Hoblyn


Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Hemianopia; Macula sparing, Macula splitting; Quadrantanopia; Visual field defects Amaurosis Amaurosis describes visual loss, with the implication that this is not due to refractive error or intrinsic ocular disease. The term is ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychology (2000)

Amaurosis. Partial or total blindness due to any cause but without any structural defect of the eye. The temporary blindness caused by sudden acceleration is called amaurosis fugax. Partial blindness caused by vertigo is known as amaurosis ...

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Amaurosis Meaning

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