What is an ametropia?

What is an ametropia? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (medicine) Any of several disorders of the eye (spherical or cylindrical) resulting from faulty refractive ability.
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Grafts can be irregular creating high levels of astigmatism astigmatism or high degrees of ametropia.
The treatment of eye diseases and the correction of ametropia were, in this study, the responsibility of the individuals' ophthalmologists.
This is described as 'defocus-induced' or 'compensatory' ametropia and suggests that blurring of an image on the retina can lead to induction of a refractive error.
Two participants of the intervention group wore spectacles with marginal ametropia.

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