[Gr. myein, to shut, + ops, eye]
An error in refraction in which light rays are focused in front of the retina, enabling the person to see distinctly for only a short distance. A negative (concave) lens of proper strength will correct this condition.
SYN: SEE: nearsightedness
SEE: emmetropia for illus
Increasing the amount of time children spend playing outdoors may decrease the incidence of myopia.
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