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Definition of the noun ametropia

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noun - plural: ametropias

  1. (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia

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  1. [medicine] Any of several disorders of the eye (spherical or cylindrical) resulting from faulty refractive ability.


Ametropia: An optical condition in the eye where there is an error of refraction of light rays on the retina.

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Google previewPresbyopia (2015)

Therapies and Further Prospects by Alain-Nicolas Gilg

An ametropia is a refractive dysfunction, generally non-pathological one. The optical image of a far object, when the accommodation is relaxed, does not appear on the retina (See also Fig. 1.7). We distinguish the spherical ametropias from the ...

Google previewNature Cure in Eye Care (2006)

by Kailash Baviskar

Ametropia is an abnormal refractive condition of the eye. Majority of the errors of refraction are due to changes in the length of the eye ball introduces 3 diopters of refractive error. The refractive errors of the eye are usually consistent in nature, ...

Google previewOphthalmic Dictionary and Vocabulary Builder for Eye Care Professionals (2012)

by Harold A Stein, Raymond M Stein

Ametropia is the measurement of an abnormal eye. Hyperopia (hyper, “beyond,” opia, “eye”) refers to a far-sighted eye ...

Google previewJournal of Medicine and Science (1899)

Ametropia is the state of refraction of an eye when the shape or refractive ...

Google previewA Manual of Clinical Ophthalmology (1892)

by Howard Forde Hansell, James H. Bell

AMETROPIA is a generic term used to express variations FIG. 28. from the normal refraction, and has no reference to the kind or degree of refractive error. An ametropic eye may be hypermetropic, myopic, or astigmatic. HYPERMETROPIA ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia-dictionary and Reference Handbook of the Ophthalmic Sciences (1903)

Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, and in the Readiest Form for Popular Use, the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Etymology of All the Words and Terms Used in the Ophthalmic Sciences by Robert H. Knowles, Rollin Henry Knowles

Ametropia (ah-met-ro' -pe-ah). [ Greek ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

If we assume that the error of refraction is entirely due to differences in length, axial ametropia, the retinal images would be unaffected in size by correcting glasses at 13 mm. from the eye. On the other hand, if all the eyes were of the same ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

An instrument for measuring ametropia. Ametropia, ah-met-ro'-pe-ah. Abnormal refraction of the eye. Ametropic, ah-met- rop"-ik.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment (2002)

by Jill Sardegna, Susan Shelly, Scott Steidl

ametropia The act was intended to make all areas—includ- ing the workplace, recreational facilities, restaurants, places of worship, schools, and so forth — accessible to those with any kind of disability, including blindness or vision ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Ametropia. See REFRACTION. Amikacin.

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Ametropia See REFRACTION.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

ametropia. n. any abnormality of *refraction of the eye, resulting in blurring of the image formed on the retina. See ASTIGMATISM, HYPERMETROPIA, MYOPIA. Compare EMMETROPIA.

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

ametropia due to lengthening of the eyeball on the optic axis. ametropic ...

Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

Ametropia exists when an imperfect image is formed upon the retina, due to defective refractive power of the media, or to abnormalities of form of the eye. In myopia the antero-posterior diameter is too great, or the power of the refractive ...

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