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What is called refractive error ?

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Asked by jafar, 05 Jun '13 09:32 pm
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It is vision problem that results in light not being focused clearly on the retina and it reduces visual acuity
Answered by Annes, 05 Jun '13 09:38 pm

 
  
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A refractive error, or refraction error, is an error in the focusing of light by the eye and a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity.
An eye that has no refractive error when viewing distant objects is said to have emmetropia or be emmetropic meaning the eye is in a state in which it can focus parallel rays of light (light from distant objects) on the retina, without using any accommodation. A distant object in this case is defined as an object 6 meters or further away from the eye. This proves to be an evolutionary advantage by automatically focusing the eye on objects in the distance because it allows an individual to be alert in, say, a prey-predator situation.

An eye that has refractive error when viewing distant objects is said to have ametropia or be ametropic. This eye, when not using accommodation, cannot focus parallel rays of light (light from distant objects) on the retina.

The word "ametropia" can be used interchangeably with "refractive error" or "image formatio ...more
Answered by Quest, 06 Jun '13 08:17 am

 
  
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Is it related with Microscope ?
Answered by KHUSHI, 05 Jun '13 09:36 pm

 
  
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