Snowblindness | definition of snowblindness by Medical dictionary
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temporary loss of sight due to injury to superficial cells of the cornea caused by ultraviolet rays
of the sun reinforced by those reflected by snow.
snowblindness /snow·blind·ness/ (sno´blīnd-nes) see under blindness.The transient loss of vision caused by UV-light-induced corneal damage
Management Topical anaesthetics, homatropine drops, gentamicin, systemic analgesics
Prevention UV-protective sunglasses
snowblindness Sports medicine The transient loss of vision caused by UV-light-induced corneal damage Clinical Tearing, conjunctival hyperemia, corneal clouding, superficial punctate keratitis Treatment Topical anesthetics, homatropine drops, gentamicin, systemic analgesics