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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Management Topical anaesthetics, homatropine drops, gentamicin, systemic analgesics
Prevention UV-protective sunglasses
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
snowblindnessSports 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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.