photoretinopathy

A macular burn from excessive exposure to sunlight or other intense light ( e.g., the flash of a short circuit); characterized subjectively by reduced visual acuity. SEE ALSO: solar maculopathy. SYN: electric retinopathy, solar retinopathy. [photo- + retina, + G. pathos, suffering]

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