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[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.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Myopia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/stationary_myopia.
Myopia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/stationary_myopia. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Myopia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/stationary_myopia
Myopia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747011/all/stationary_myopia.
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