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Myopia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Myopia
Tree Number(s)
C11.744.636
Unique ID
D009216
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009216
Annotation
MYOPIA, DEGENERATIVE is also available
Scope Note
A refractive error in which rays of light entering the EYE parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the RETINA when accommodation (ACCOMMODATION, OCULAR) is relaxed. This results from an overly curved CORNEA or from the eyeball being too long from front to back. It is also called nearsightedness.
Entry Term(s)
Nearsightedness
NLM Classification #
WW 320
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Myopia Preferred
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