American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A condition in which the refractive power of one eye differs from that of the other.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inequality of the eyes with respect to refractive power.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Unequal refractive power in the two eyes.
- n. difference in the refractive power of the two eyes
- aniso- + Greek metron, measure; see meter1 + -opia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of those, between one third and one half have a type of lazy eye known as anisometropia, which is caused by a difference in the degree of nearsightedness or farsightedness between the two eyes.”
“THIS STUDY randomly assigned 88 children, 7 to 12 years old, who were wearing corrective lenses because of amblyopia caused by differing degrees of near- or farsightedness, known as anisometropia, to one of two treatment groups.”
“The eyesight may even vary between an individual's two eyes, a condition called anisometropia.”
“The eyesight may even vary between an individual's two anisometropia.”
“The eyesight may even vary between an individual's two eyes, a condition called [[anisometropia]].”
“At 10 years after surgery, anisometropia remained far below the 7. 36-diopter baseline, at an average of 1.47 (range 0.75 to 3.24 diopters).”
“SAN FRANCISCO -- Refractive surgery provides good long-term outcomes for children and young teens when lasers are used to correct anisometropia, but problems arise over time after lens implantation, according to separate studies reported here.”
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