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Descriptor in English: Blindness
Descriptor in Spanish: Ceguera
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cegueira
Descriptor in French: Cécité
Entry term(s): Acquired Blindness
Amauroses
Amaurosis
Bilateral Blindness
Bilateral Blindnesses
Blindness Bilateral
Blindness Transient
Blindness Unilateral
Blindness, Acquired
Blindness, Bilateral
Blindness, Complete
Blindness, Hysterical
Blindness, Legal
Blindness, Monocular
Blindness, Transient
Blindness, Unilateral
Complete Blindness
Hysterical Blindness
Legal Blindness
Monocular Blindness
Sudden Visual Loss
Sudden Visual Losses
Sudden, Visual Loss
Transient Blindness
Transient, Blindness
Unilateral Blindness
Unilateral, Blindness
Visual Loss Sudden
Visual Loss Suddens
Visual Loss, Sudden
Tree number(s): C10.597.751.941.162
C11.966.075
C23.888.592.763.941.162
Scope note: The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.
Annotation: for Braille coordinate with SENSORY AIDS + READING
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Sensory Aids MeSH
Vision, Low MeSH
DeCS UI: 28259
Descriptor UI: D001766
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/06/17
Blindness - Preferred
Concept UI M0002662
Scope note The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.
Preferred term Blindness
Blindness, Acquired - Narrower
Concept UI M0336554
Preferred term Blindness, Acquired
Entry term(s) Acquired Blindness
Blindness, Monocular - Narrower
Concept UI M0336553
Preferred term Blindness, Monocular
Entry term(s) Monocular Blindness
Blindness, Hysterical - Narrower
Concept UI M0336556
Preferred term Blindness, Hysterical
Entry term(s) Hysterical Blindness
Blindness, Transient - Narrower
Concept UI M0336559
Preferred term Blindness, Transient
Entry term(s) Blindness Transient
Transient Blindness
Transient, Blindness
Blindness, Legal - Narrower
Concept UI M0336552
Preferred term Blindness, Legal
Entry term(s) Legal Blindness
Amaurosis - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0002663
Preferred term Amaurosis
Entry term(s) Amauroses
Blindness, Complete - Narrower
Concept UI M0336555
Preferred term Blindness, Complete
Entry term(s) Complete Blindness
Blindness, Unilateral - Narrower
Concept UI M000649159
Preferred term Blindness, Unilateral
Entry term(s) Blindness Unilateral
Unilateral Blindness
Unilateral, Blindness
Blindness Bilateral - Narrower
Concept UI M000649160
Preferred term Blindness Bilateral
Entry term(s) Bilateral Blindness
Bilateral Blindnesses
Blindness, Bilateral
Sudden Visual Loss - Narrower
Concept UI M000649522
Preferred term Sudden Visual Loss
Entry term(s) Sudden Visual Losses
Sudden, Visual Loss
Visual Loss Sudden
Visual Loss Suddens
Visual Loss, Sudden



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