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Related to myopic: myopic degeneration, myopic shift

my·op·ic (M),

(mī-op'ik, -ō'pik),
Relating to or suffering from myopia.
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Relating to or suffering from myopia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(mi-o'pe-a) [Gr. myein, to shut, + ops, eye]
An error in refraction in which light rays are focused in front of the retina, enabling the person to see distinctly for only a short distance. A negative (concave) lens of proper strength will correct this condition. Synonym: nearsightedness See: emmetropia for illus myopic (mi-op'ik), adjective

axial myopia

Myopia due to elongation of the axis of the eye.

chromic myopia

Color blindness only when viewing distant objects.

curvature myopia

Myopia due to the curvature of the eye's refracting surfaces.

index myopia

Myopia resulting from abnormal refractivity of the media of the eye.

malignant myopia

Progressive myopia leading to retinal detachment and blindness. Synonym: pernicious myopia

pernicious myopia

Malignant myopia.

prodromal myopia

Myopia, seen in incipient cataract, in which reading without glasses becomes possible.

progressive myopia

Myopia that increases steadily during adult life.

space myopia

Myopia occurring when the eye is attempting to focus on an object but all that is visible is a complete noncontrasting material, such as may occur when looking into dense fog (e.g., while piloting an airplane). No image is produced on the retina.

stationary myopia

Myopia that ends after adult growth is attained.

transient myopia

Myopia seen in spasm of accommodation, as in acute iritis or iridocyclitis.
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Some of the newer lenses are being designed with the idea that we want to maximise myopic management.
Eighty myopic eyes of guinea pigs were collected as described above, randomly divided into five groups (16 eyes each): group E (0.5% LOX), group F (1% LOX), group G (0.1% LOX + 1% GNP), group H (0.5% LOX + 1% GNP), and group I (1% LOX + 1% GNP), and allowed to react for 4 h.
The aim of this study was to find out the visual outcome of high myopic patients after clear lens extraction and implantation of foldable IOL.
'Indian media taking a myopic view is selectively showing Mr.
Jeanette Romualdez warns that, "high levels of myopia increase the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration .
Normal control and myopic groups were recruited from October 2012 to March 2013.
All the thickness values were found to be thinner in the myopic eyes than in the hypermetropic and emmetropic eyes for all, excluding the LT sub-quadrant.
They found that every additional year of education was associated with a more myopic refractive error of -0.18 dioptres per year.
Many studies have reported strong links between education and myopia, but it is not clear whether increasing exposure to education causes myopia, myopic children are more studious, or socioeconomic position leads to myopia and higher levels of education.
Approximately 30% of myopic patients have high myopia.1,2 Myopic shifts of this degree can seriously impair vision and cause irreversible degenerative changes in the chorioretinal layer3 Retinal tears, retinal detachment, primary open-angle glaucoma, and visual field losses are common in these patients as myopia progresses with aging and the axial length of the eye continues to increase.1,3,4 Current treatments for high myopia still do not yield satisfactory results and there is no proven method of preventing high myopia.
A study with this same approach, carried out by Savini and coauthors in Italy, found that the difference between the simulated keratometry values (SimK), calculated with Sirius[R] corneal tomograph (CSO-Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici, Florence, Italy), before and after refractive surgery, underestimated the refractive change after the myopic correction and overestimated it after the correction of hyperopia.
Group1: high myopic children (>-6.00 D) and Group 2: healthy age matched controls (-1 to +2 D).