snow-blindness


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Synonyms for snow-blindness

temporary blindness caused by exposure to sunlight reflected from snow or ice

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Mr Mackiewicz had been reportedly suffering from snow-blindness, frostbite and possibly hypothermia.
Caption: 3 "Altitude Sickness, Frostbite, Chilblains, Arterial Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Snow-blindness, Hypothermia, High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema, High Altitude Cerebral Oedema .
He had managed to get part way down the treacherous mountain but along with two colleagues was suffering serious frostbite and snow-blindness.
By the time I had reached the end of the show I was so benumbed with snow-blindness that I was forcibly reminded of Alphonse Allais's sheet of blank white paper representing a polar bear in a snowstorm.
He retired from his adventures only in 1920 when snow-blindness affected his sight.
The men - a Briton with a broken leg and an Australian who sustained snow-blindness and frostbite trying to rescue him - were yesterday helped back down to Camp 5, at 26,000ft, where medical aid is on stand-by.
7 5) that sometimes surrounded them, the painful snow-blindness that often so clouded their vision that they had to stop moving, the terror of being attacked while in their frail kayaks by huge walrus, the filth of their bodies and clothes swarming with lice, and--not the least of their problems--their rages at each other, especially his rage at most of the other men, whom he considered to be mindless and irresponsible.
Louise added: "You need sunglasses to protect from snow-blindness, and the sugar-rush of a bar of chocolate goes a long way to keeping you going in the cold climate.
According to assorted information, Mackiewicz is suffering from snow-blindness, frostbite and possibly hypothermia.
He also lost his backpack, which contained his mobile phone, and suffered snow-blindness.
The men - a Briton with a broken leg and an Australian who sustained snow-blindness and frostbite trying to rescue him - were last night being helped back down to Camp 5, at 26,000ft, where medical aid is currently on stand-by.
In Salt Lake City, the IOC had the excuse of snow-blindness.