Nearsightedness
The ability to see near objects more clearly than distant objects. Also called myopia. Myopia can be caused by a longer-than-normal eyeball or by any condition that prevents light rays from focusing on the retina. Most forms of myopia can be managed with corrective lenses. Surgery is available to permanently correct some forms of myopia, although long-term effectiveness and safety has not been fully determined.
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SYN: myopia.

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near·sight·ed·ness n MYOPIA

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near·sight·ed·ness (nērґsīt″əd-nis) myopia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Nearsightedness — Near sight ed*ness, n. (Med.) An eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye s faulty refractive ability, such that one can see only close objects distinctly; the condition of being nearsighted. See {Myopic}, and {Myopia}. Syn: myopia,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nearsightedness — trumparegystė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. myopia; nearsightedness vok. Kurzsichtigkeit, f; Myopie, f rus. близорукость, f pranc. myopie, f; vue basse, f; vue courte, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • nearsightedness — noun Date: 1811 myopia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nearsightedness — See nearsightedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • nearsightedness — noun The property of being nearsighted, myopia …   Wiktionary

  • nearsightedness — Synonyms and related words: authoritarianism, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, blindness, closed mind, cramped ideas, dim sightedness, fanaticism, hideboundness, illiberality, imperceptiveness, impercipience, incomprehension,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nearsightedness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shortsightedness, blindness, astigmatism; see myopia …   English dictionary for students

  • nearsightedness — n. near sighted vision, myopia, condition of the eyes in which objects that are far away cannot be seen clearly (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nearsightedness — near·sight·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • nearsightedness — See: nearsighted …   English dictionary

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