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#121864 - 02/01/04 04:22 PM amblyopia
From the roots list again:
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
Definition: \Am`bly*o"pi*a\, Amblyopy \Am"bly*o`py\, n. [Gr. ?; ?
blunt, dim + ? eye: cf. F. amblyopie.] (Med.)
Weakness of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of
the interior of the eye; the first degree of amaurosis.
#121865 - 02/04/04 01:06 AM Re: amblyopia
What is amaurosis, and what are the other degrees of it?
#121866 - 02/04/04 09:58 AM Re: amblyopia
Dear Bingley: what I know about ophthalmology, you could put in your eye without discomfort. I finally found a definition of amaurosis which said only that it is blindness caused by a central lesion, with normal eyes.
I could find nothing about degrees thereof.
#121867 - 07/06/04 01:41 AM Re: amblyopia
and then there's amaurosis fugax. Classically, monocular blindness which descends like a curtain over one's vision, generally an embolic ischaemic event in the retinal artery.
#121868 - 07/06/04 06:41 AM Re: amblyopia
Loc: lower upstate New York
and then there's amaurosis fugax. Classically, monocular blindness which descends like a curtain over one's vision, generally an embolic ischaemic event in the retinal artery, he said, thus supporting Max's claim that Aussies don't really speak English.
#121869 - 07/06/04 05:11 PM Re: amblyopia
Loc: Worcester, MA
Dunno, sounds clear as a bell to me. And accurate, too. I guess it's not purely an Aussie phenomenon after all!
I'll translate it for you if you want, but somehow I get the sense that that's not really what you're asking...
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