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Visual Acuity MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


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Visual Acuity
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.380.850.950
F02.463.593.932.901
G14.940
Unique ID
D014792
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014792
Scope Note
Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.
NLM Classification #
WW 145
Previous Indexing
Vision (1966-1967)
See Also
Refraction, Ocular
Refractive Errors
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(68)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Visual Acuity Preferred
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