hypermetropia


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hypermetropia

 [hi″per-mĕ-tro´pe-ah]
farsightedness; hyperopia.

hy·per·o·pi·a (H),

(hī'pĕr-ō'pē-ă),
Longsightedness; that optic condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on the retina.
[hyper- + G. ōps, eye]

hypermetropia

/hy·per·me·tro·pia/ (-mĕ-tro´pe-ah) hyperopia.

hypermetropia

(hī′pər-mĭ-trō′pē-ə)
n.

hy′per·me·tro′pic (-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk), hy′per·me·tro′pi·cal adj.
hy′per·met′ro·py (-mĕt′rə-pē) n.

hypermetropia, hypermetropy

See hyperopia.

hy·per·o·pi·a

(H) (hī'pĕr-ō'pē-ă)
An ocular condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on the retina.
Synonym(s): farsightedness, hypermetropia.
[hyper- + G. ōps, eye]

hypermetropia

An inherent, dimensional eye defect in which neither distant nor near objects can be seen clearly when the eye in a state of relaxed focus. Vision can be clarified by ACCOMMODATION and this is easy for the young, who are often unaware of hypermetropia. As the power of accommodation falls off with age, however, hypermetropia inevitably becomes manifest and convex spectacles will be needed.

hypermetropia

see HYPEROPIA.

hypermetropia (H)

See hyperopia.

hy·per·o·pi·a

(H) (hī'pĕr-ō'pē-ă)
An ocular condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on the retina.
Synonym(s): farsightedness, hypermetropia.
[hyper- + G. ōps, eye]

hypermetropia

farsightedness; hyperopia. The opposite of myopia.

Patient discussion about hypermetropia

Q. Is there a laser vision correction operation that will correct both near and farsightedness? My optometrist said that typical laservision would require that I wear glasses for reading since it only corrects farsightedness. I'm leery of the technique of doing only one eye for distance and leaving the other "as is" for reading. I seem to recall a brief news report of some new laser vision technique that corrects both near- and farsightedness. Is that true or were they referring to the "one eye for closeup and one eye for distance" type of correction that I'm skeptical about? Thanks!!

A. my mother-in-law had that done about a yeara ago,for both near and far,they make them the oppisite,i had my near sightness fixed two years ago and i love it should of done it sooner.....

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Among the refractive errors prevalent in these patients (Table: 1), simple myopia at 20% and simple hypermetropia at 40% were commonly seen.
Whereas, few researchers in developed countries, show hypermetropia as most common refractive error14.
10-13,15,18,21] This finding is contrast to that seen in some studies where prevalence of hypermetropia was higher.
33% adults were found to have myopia, 30% had myopic astigmatism, 15% had hypermetropia, 5% had hypermetropic astigmatism, and 6.
Three main types are considered as refraction errors: hypermetropia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism.
Objective: To compare the mean root mean square (RMS) of total higher order aberrations (HOAs), coma and spherical aberrations in individuals with myopia, hypermetropia and myopic astigmatism.
In high refractive errors there are clear advantages to contact lenses over spectacles, such as larger retinal image sizes in myopia and a more normal field of view in hypermetropia.
Cycloplegic refraction revealed physiologic hypermetropia in both eyes corresponding to the age of the child and essentially normal fundus examination.
All cases of emmetropia, myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism between 20-30 years.
Attributable risk factors that exacerbated the symptoms of dry eye are place of residence (rural or urban), excessive wind, sunlight, high temperature, air, pollution, drug, computer worker, office worker/shopkeeper, factory worker, myopia, hypermetropia, etc.
Patients with organic pathology, nystagmus, alphabet patterns, vertical deviation, inferior oblique hyperfunction (>1), paralytic or restrictive strabismus, mental disability, neurologic pathology, hypermetropia [greater than or equal to] 4.