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Synonyms

Refractive Error

Definition

Describes an eye which is not naturally in focus for light coming from optical infinity. May have myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. Correction of ametropia is made with spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Contact Lens Refractive Error Refractive Surgery 
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