A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness. Also called short sight.
Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning: "For Lorca, New York is a symbol of spiritual myopia” ( Edwin Honig).
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