photoretinitis


photoretinitis

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n.
damage to the retina of the eye caused by looking at the sun without adequate protection for the eyes. The retina may be burnt by the intense light focused on it; this affects the central part of the visual field, which may be permanently lost (sun blindness).

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pho·to·ret·i·ni·tis (fo″to-ret″ĭ-niґtis) inflammation of the retina due to exposure to intense light, which may result in transient central scotoma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.