pathologic myopia

(redirected from degenerative myopia)

path·o·log·ic my·o·pi·a

progressive myopia marked by fundus changes, posterior staphyloma, and subnormal corrected acuity.

pathologic myopia,

a type of severe, progressive nearsightedness characterized by changes in the fundus of the eye, posterior staphyloma, and deficient corrected acuity. Refractive error is greater than -8.00 diopters, and axial length is greater than 32.5 mm. Pathologic myopia increases the risk of retinal detachment by affecting the curvature of the crystalline lens.

path·o·log·ic my·o·pi·a

(path'ŏ-loj'ik mī-ō'pē-ă)
Progressive myopia marked by fundus changes, posterior staphyloma, and subnormal corrected acuity.
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