functional blindness

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func·tion·al blind·ness

apparent loss of vision related to suggestibility.

func·tion·al blind·ness

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl blīnd'nĕs)
Apparent loss of vision without discernible physical cause.
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Functional blindness and visual impairment in older adults.

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