DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for myopia

Myopia [DOID:11830]

Myopia (Greek: μυωπία, muōpia, "nearsightedness" (AmE), "shortsightedness" (BrE)) is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina under conditions of accommodation. In simpler terms, myopia is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus but in focus when looking at a close object.

Synonyms:  myopia,  DOID:11830,  Myopia (disorder),  Near-sightedness,  near vision ...