Definition of Amaurosis

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

Definition of Amaurosis

1. n. A loss or decay of sight, from loss of power in the optic nerve, without any perceptible external change in the eye; -- called also gutta serena, the "drop serene" of Milton.

Definition of Amaurosis

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

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Definition of Amaurosis

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Medical Definition of Amaurosis

1. Blindness, often occurs from a cortical lesion or from no change in the eye itself (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amaurosis

amaurosis (current term)
amaurosis congenita of Leber
amaurosis fugax
amaurotic cat's eye
amaurotic mydriasis
amaurotic nystagmus
amaurotic pupil

Literary usage of Amaurosis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"He said that amaurosis was not one but many diseases, and that by the ophthalmoscope it was possible to distinguish in their early stages those deep-seated ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"amaurosis considered empirically. amaurosis is impairment or loss of vision from ... Different degrees of amaurosis.—amaurosis is said to be incomplete or ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1841)
"amaurosis, from the variety of causes from which it may arise, and the frequent want of prominent symptoms to indicate the cause in each variety, ..."

4. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"Hence, the important division of sthenic and asthénie amaurosis. Again, the affection of the retina is, in many cases, purely functional, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells (1883)
"UNDER the vague terra "amaurosis" were formerly included all kinds of intra-ocular diseases that were not distinguishable with the naked eye; but since the ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"Mr. J. Hirschberg is in favour of the existence of tobacco amaurosis; ... In typical cases of alcohol amaurosis, on the contrary, the scotoma is pericentric ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The nature of the morbid condition on which the amaurosis depends, and the causes ... The different morbid conditions on which amaurosis may originally and ..."

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