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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fo'tof-thal'me-a

Definition: Keratoconjunctivitis caused by ultraviolet energy, as in snow blindness, exposure to an ultraviolet lamp, arc welding, or the short circuit of a high-tension electric current.

[photo- + G. ophthalmos, eye]

See Also: photoretinopathy

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