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Princeton's WordNet

  1. myopia, nearsightedness, shortsightedness(noun)

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


  1. myopia(Noun)

    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.

  2. myopia(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: From μυωπία, from μύειν + ὤψ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myopia(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [NL. See Myope.]


  1. Myopia

    Myopia, commonly known as being nearsighted and shortsighted, is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus, but in focus when looking at a close object. Eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It may also be corrected by refractive surgery, though there are cases of associated side effects. The corrective lenses have a negative optical power which compensates for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Myopia

    A refractive error in which rays of light entering the EYE parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the RETINA when accommodation (ACCOMMODATION, OCULAR) is relaxed. This results from an overly curved CORNEA or from the eyeball being too long from front to back. It is also called nearsightedness.

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