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Solar maculopathy

solar maculopathy

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.

See: photoretinopathy.

Synonym: eclipse blindness, solar blindness.


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