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Noun: myopia  mI'ow-pee-u
  1. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia";
    - nearsightedness, shortsightedness

Derived forms: myopias

Type of: ametropia

Antonym: hyperopia

Encyclopedia: Myopia, severe