Psych M.D. - Nearsightedness


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Term: Nearsightedness
Definition (Myers): a condition in which nearby objects are seen more clearly than distant objects because distant objects focus in front of the retina. (p.201)
Definition (alternative): The ability to see near objects more clearly than distant objects. Also called myopia. *
Contextual explanation: Nearsightedness 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 nearsightedness can be managed with corrective lenses. Surgery is available to permanently correct some forms of nearsightedness, although long-term effectiveness and safety has not been fully determined.
Related terms and concepts: Pupil, Lens, Accommodation, Retina, Iris, Acuity, Farsightedness
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Related websites: Myopia, Myopia (Nearsightedness), Myopia (Nearsightedness) Treatment, What is Nearsightedness?
Edited by: Jessica



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