flash blindness


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flash blind·ness

a temporary loss of vision produced when retinal light-sensitive pigments are bleached by light more intense than that to which the retina is physiologically adapted at that moment.

flash blind·ness

(flash blīnd'nĕs)
A temporary loss of vision produced when retinal light-sensitive pigments are bleached by light more intense than that to which the retina is physiologically adapted at that moment.
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Flash insensitivity is also known as flash blindness.
Lasers also may be used for the intentional purpose of temporary visual disruption, which may be caused by visual glare, flash blindness, or after images.
A pilot startled by a laser flash and suffering from flash blindness, for example, may inadvertently divert or change a flight's course or lose visual references.
The period of relative insensitivity after an intense light exposure is often referred to as flash blindness (Brown, 1965).
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Natick then established a laser laboratory to research the field, and Army scientists publicized the danger of flash blindness caused by lasers.