Definition of Ametropia

1. Noun. (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia.




Definition of Ametropia

1. n. Any abnormal condition of the refracting powers of the eye.

Definition of Ametropia

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of several disorders of the eye (spherical or cylindrical) resulting from faulty refractive ability. ¹

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Definition of Ametropia

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Medical Definition of Ametropia

1. An optical condition in the eye where there is an error of refraction of light rays on the retina. (05 Feb 1998)

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Literary usage of Ametropia

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1. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1876)
"THE DIFFUSION CIRCLES OF ametropia. G. HEYL, MD, of Philadelphia, Pa. By ALBERT WHEN rays from a mathematical point of light pass through the refracting ..."

2. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"There are many methods of measuring ametropia. ... Thomson, in the earlier years of the correction of ametropia for eye strain, made much use of the ..."

3. Radiant Energy and the Ophthalmic Lens by Frederick Booth (1921)
"We may now demonstrate how ametropia is corrected by lenses. ... Curvature ametropia Astigmatism.—Curvature ametropia, is a condition in which there is a ..."

4. Refraction of the Human Eye and Methods of Estimating the Refraction by James Thorington (1916)
"There are two forms of ametropia—axial and curvature ametropia. Axial ametropia is the condition in which the dioptric apparatus refracts equally in all ..."

5. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1907)
"A knowledge of ametropia is of great importance to the student of hygiene, because if neglected it may be the cause of serious disorders in the organ of ..."

6. Ophthalmic and otic contributions by Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa, Edward Talbot Ely (1880)
"THE RELATIONS OF BLEPHARITIS CILIARIS TO ametropia. BY DB ST. JOHN ROOSA, MD* AT the Fifth International Ophthalmological Congress, held in New York in 1876 ..."

7. The Commoner Diseases of the Eye: How to Detect and how to Treat Them by Casey Albert Wood, Thomas Adams Woodruff (1907)
"The "test case" used for the subjective determination of ametropia.—Fitting of glasses not an easy ... How to employ it in the various kinds of ametropia. ..."

8. The Optical Manual: Or Handbook of Instructions for the Guidance of Surgeons by Thomas Longmore (1885)
"M. Degrees of ametropia which exclude from Service in Continental Armies.—In continental armies the degrees of ametropia which render men unfit for military ..."

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