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Partial or total blindness without visible change in the eye, typically due to disease of the optic nerve, spinal cord, or brain.
- ‘Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited disease that is believed to cause up to 20 percent of all cases of childhood blindness.’
- ‘Other visual symptoms may include amaurosis fugax, diplopia and partial loss of vision.’
- ‘Another popular writer of detective stories was Ernest Bramah, creator of the blind detective Max Carrados, sufferer of amaurosis.’
Mid 17th century: from Greek amaurōsis, from amauroun ‘darken’, from amauros ‘dim’.
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