Definition of Myopia

1. Noun. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred.

Exact synonyms: Nearsightedness, Shortsightedness
Category relationships: Ophthalmology
Generic synonyms: Ametropia
Antonyms: Hyperopia
Derivative terms: Myopic, Nearsighted, Shortsighted



Definition of Myopia

1. n. Nearsightedness; shortsightedness; a condition of the eye in which the rays from distant object are brought to a focus before they reach the retina, and hence form an indistinct image; while the rays from very near objects are normally converged so as to produce a distinct image. It is corrected by the use of a concave lens.

Definition of Myopia

1. Noun. (pathology) A disorder of the vision where distant objects appear blurred because the eye focuses their images in front of the retina instead of on it. ¹

2. Noun. A lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myopia

1. a visual defect [n -S] : MYOPIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myopia

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myopia (current term)
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Literary usage of Myopia

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"(2) In youthful subjects the full correction cannot rarely be borne in myopia of 10 D. and higher. (3) If the myopia should nevertheless progress, ..."

2. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"The fact of parallel rays coming to a focus in front of the retina, which constitutes the essence of myopia, may in general arise in two ways: 1. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1890)
"THE fact that myopia, appearing as a symptom of certain diseased conditions ... myopia is usually divided into two classes; the first one is axial myopia, ..."

4. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"Treatment of myopia.—This should include prophylactic measures and the selection of suitable concave glasses. From the eighth to the eighteenth year—that is ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"A distance of 1 meter corresponds to a myopia of 1 diopter; a distance of 50 cm. indicates a myopia of 2 diopters. iv. Distinction between Emmetropia and a ..."

6. The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by William Horatio Bates (1920)
"CHAPTER XXVI THE PREVENTION OF myopia IN SCHOOLS: METHODS THAT FAILED NO phase of ophthalmology, not even the problem of accommodation, has been the subject ..."

7. Diagnostics of the Fundus Oculi by Edward Leroy Oatman (1920)
"In pernicious myopia visual acuity always is lowered and, frequently, ... The fundus presents the ophthalmoscopic picture of pernicious myopia. ..."

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