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(mī-ō′pē-ă)


[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
myopic (mī-ŏp′ĭk ), adj.

PREVENTION
Increasing the amount of time children spend playing outdoors may decrease the incidence of myopia.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Myopia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/myopia.
Myopia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/myopia. Accessed July 16, 2019.
Myopia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/myopia
Myopia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 16]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/myopia.
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