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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Visual loss
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Accession:HP:0000572 term browser browse the term
Definition:Loss of visual acuity (implying that vision was better at a certain time point in life). Otherwise the term reduced visual acuity should be used (or a subclass of that).
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Loss of vision;   VISION LOSS
 xref: SNOMEDCT_US:7973008;   UMLS:C3665386

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the eye 0
        Abnormal eye physiology 0
          Abnormality of vision 0
            Visual impairment 0
              Visual loss 0
                Nonprogressive visual loss 0
                Progressive visual loss + 0
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