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Refractive disorders

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tigrebright's version from 2015-10-28 23:46

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refractive disordera focusing problem that occurs when the lens and cornea do not bend light so that it focuses properly on the retina
ametropiaany error of refraction in which images do not focus properly on the retina
astigmatismthe eye does not focus properly because of the uneven curvature of the cornea
hyperopiafarsightedness; light rays focus beyond the retina
myopia nearsightedness; light rays focus in front of the retina
amblyopia a dimness of vision of the partial loss of sight without detectable disease of the eye
scotomablind spot; an abnormal area of diminished vision surrounded by normal vision
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