myopia definition

  • noun:
    • A visual problem where remote objects appear blurred because their particular photos are focused at the retina without onto it; nearsightedness. Also referred to as short picture.
    • Insufficient discernment or long-range viewpoint in thinking or planning: "For Lorca, New York is symbolic of spiritual myopiaā€¯ ( Edwin Honig).
    • a problem of sight in which distant things appear blurred due to the fact eye concentrates their images in front of the retina instead of upon it.
    • deficiencies in imagination, discernment or long-range point of view in thinking or planning.
    • Nearsightedness; shortsightedness; a condition associated with eye in which the rays from remote object are taken to a focus before they achieve the retina, thus develop an indistinct picture; while the rays from very near items are typically converged to be able to create a definite image. It's corrected by way of a concave lens.
    • Short-sightedness; nearsightedness: the alternative of hypermetropia.
    • (ophthalmology) vision problem caused by the eye's defective refractive ability; remote items look blurred

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