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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

(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

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.
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Sintomas como la amaurosis o hemianopsias son raros en esta patologia.
van den Born et al., "Leber congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa with Coats-like exudative vasculopathy are associated with mutations in the crumbs homologue 1 (CRB1) gene," American Journal of Human Genetics, vol.
* The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
(b) Retinal disorders = Leber's congenital amaurosis, rod cone dystrophy, and so forth.
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).
The Braille Note also enables Michael, who was born with Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, to socialise with friends online, download music and read so it has opened up a whole new world for the Ryton Junior School pupil.
(Nasdaq:QLTI) (TSX:QLT), Vancouver, B.C., has announced that QLT091001, an oral synthetic retinoid, has received positive opinions for two distinct Orphan Drug Designations by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) for the treatment of the inherited retinal degenerative diseases, Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) and Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
La mortalidad en algunas series se encontraba entre 17% y 19% y amaurosis entre 20% y 33%, en la actualidad no superan 5% y 8% respectivamente.
But other features--including jaw and tongue claudication, diplopia, and amaurosis fugax--should be considered the "TIAs" of critical ischemia, said Dr.
Gene therapy restored sight in three people with an inherited form of blindness called Leber's congenital amaurosis, researchers reported online April 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A young adult with a form of hereditary blindness, Leber congenital amaurosis type 2 (LCA2), received an injection of trillions of replacement genes into the retina of one eye, making the volunteer one of the first people in the world to undergo the procedure.
(20) The authors attributed the amaurosis to changes in air pressure.