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Medical Term:

solar maculopathy

 

Definition: damage to the fovea centralis of the retina and the adjacent choroid due to the thermal action of infrared rays, consequent to sungazing or watching a solar eclipse without sufficient eye protection.

Synonym(s): eclipse blindness, solar blindness

See Also: photoretinopathy

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