AMAUROSIS. Blindness, without any altered appearance of the eye. It is also called gutta serena, or palsy of the optic nerve; and, by the old farriers, glass eyes, because the eyes, far from being dull or disfigured, generally appear very clear. Mr. Percival, speaking of amaurosis, says, that " it was referable, in every case which had come to his knowledge, to injury or disease of the brain;" it may, therefore, be deemed incurable. There is a periodical kind which comes on instantaneously, continues for hours or days, and then disappears.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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