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photoretinopathy

Pronunciation: fo'to-ret'i-nop'a-the

Definition: A macular burn from excessive exposure to sunlight or other intense light (the flash of a short circuit); characterized subjectively by reduced visual acuity.

Synonym(s): electric retinopathy, solar retinopathy

[photo- + retina, + G. pathos, suffering]

See Also: solar maculopathy

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