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Related to amaurosis: amaurosis fugax, Leber's congenital amaurosis

amaurosis

 [am″aw-ro´sis]
loss of sight without apparent lesion of the eye, as from disease of the optic nerve, spine, or brain.
amaurosis conge´nita (amaurosis congenita of Leber) (congenital amaurosis) hereditary blindness occurring at or shortly after birth, associated with an atypical form of diffuse pigmentation and commonly with optic atrophy and attenuation of the retinal vessels.
amaurosis fu´gax sudden temporary or fleeting blindness.
Leber's congenital amaurosis amaurosis congenita.

am·au·ro·sis

(am-aw-rō'sis),
Blindness, especially that occurring without apparent change in the eye itself, as from a brain lesion.
[G. amauros, dark, obscure, + -osis, condition]

amaurosis

/am·au·ro·sis/ (am″aw-ro´sis) blindness, especially that occurring without apparent lesion of the eye.amaurot´ic
amaurosis conge´nita of Leber , congenital amaurosis a form of hereditary blindness, occurring at or shortly after birth, associated with an atypical form of diffuse pigmentation and commonly with optic atrophy and attenuation of the retinal vessels.

amaurosis

(ăm′ô-rō′sĭs)
n.
Total loss of vision, especially when occurring without pathological changes to the eye.

am′au·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.

amaurosis

[am′ôrō′sis]
Etymology: 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 poisoning produced by excessive use of alcohol or tobacco, rather than from damage to the eye itself. Unilateral or, more rarely, bilateral amaurosis may follow an emotional shock and may continue for days or months. One kind of congenital amaurosis is transmitted as an autosomal-recessive trait. amaurotic, adj.

amaurosis

Blindness, see there.

am·au·ro·sis

(am'aw-rō'sis)
Blindness, especially that form occurring without apparent change in the eye itself, as from a brain lesion.
[G. amauros, dark, obscure, + -osis, condition]

amaurosis

An old-fashioned term for blindness. From the Greek amaurois , dark or obscure. See also AMAUROSIS FUGAX.

amaurosis 

1. Partial or total loss of sight due to a lesion somewhere in the visual pathway (usually the optic nerve), but not in the eye itself.
2. Synonym for blindness.

amaurosis

loss of sight without apparent lesion of the eye, as from disease of the optic nerve, spine or brain.
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Mutations in the CEP290 (NPHP6) gene are a frequent cause of Leber congenital amaurosis.
Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA), the target of this current study, is a group of inherited blinding diseases that damages light receptors in the retina.
An 11-year-old boy presenting with unilateral amaurosis was seen in the otorhinolaryngology service of our institution.
Leber's congenital amaurosis affects about 3,000 people in the United States and perhaps 1 in every 50,000 worldwide.
Known as Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA), the inherited disorder causes progressive deterioration in vision and can lead to blindness in teenagers.
Diseases covered include age-related macular degeneration, Leber congenital amaurosis, Stargardt disease, X-linked juvenile retinoschisis, retinal degeneration related to Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa.
Ten patients were asymptomatic, one had amaurosis fugax, four had transient ischemic attack within last four months, one had drop attacks, one had headache, seven had the findings of hemiparesis and three had hemiplegia.
On the horizon is the use of AAV as a treatment for genetic blindness caused by Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
A related condition, called amaurosis fugax, causes an intermittent blurring of vision for hours to days before a full-blown attack of central retinal artery occlusion.
The disease was mainly characterized by ataxia, weakness, and amaurosis (6).
The human condition, called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), results in degeneration of the retina and near total blindness in infancy.