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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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A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).
Patients with amaurosis fugax will experience unilateral loss of vision that extends like a dark shade from the top or bottom periphery to the center of vision.
Corey was going blind from a rare hereditary disorder called Leber congenital amaurosis or LCA2.
Tabla 1--Signos y sintomas segun las estructuras afectadas Estructura afectada Signos y sintomas II par craneal Fotofobia, amaurosis fugaz Pares craneanos III, IV y VI Diplopia, vision borrosa VIII par craneal Ataxia, mareo, vertigo, nistagmo, trastornos auditivos Raices cervicales Dolor o rigidez cervical, dolor interescapular, sintomas radiculares Miscelaneos Entumecimiento o debilidad facial, urgencia urinaria, galactorrea Fuente: autores.
However, months later, the pair from Wrexham were dealt the blow that their little girl was born with Leber's congenital amaurosis, a rare inherited eye disease which causes complete blindness.
The UF researchers previously had success pioneering the use of gene therapy in clinical trials to reverse a form of blindness known as Leber's congenital amaurosis.
Eyal Banin, have completed a clinical trial that tested the use of gene therapy to restore sight to patients suffering from Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).
John immediately suspected amaurosis fugax - a temporary lack of blood flow to the retina which may be a sign of an impending stroke.
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11-cis-retinal is a key biochemical component of the visual retinoid cycle, the deficiency of which is associated with certain inherited or age-related retinal diseases, including Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) and Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
Singer (2) reported a 37-year-old male with recurrent attacks of migrating emboli in the retinal arteries that were associated with amaurosis fugax; he was subsequently diagnosed as ET.