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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Symptoms that patients may report include blurred vision from optic nerve dysfunction or from induced hypermetropia (the eyeball is shortened by pressure from the dilated optic nerve sheath), transient visual obscurations (often postural), photopsias and transient or persistent diplopia (there may be third, fourth or sixth cranial nerve palsy due to raised ICP).
Considering the prescription for hypermetropia in a one-year-old, the minimum and maximum values show that at least one UK optometrist would prescribe +2.
Adequate cycloplegic effect could be achieved with tropicamide in a teenage patient suspected of having latent hypermetropia, for example, whereas cyclopentolate is likely to be required for an infant suspected of having an accommodative esotropia.
Accommodation is quick and easy to measure and, given that children spend much more time looking at near objects than far, must provide important information about a child's ability to overcome hypermetropia and perform prolonged schoolwork.
Quite high values of hypermetropia and moderate values of myopia are not uncommon at birth.
Most childhood strabismus is esotropia, which can be classed as fully accommodative (if the deviation is corrected with plus lenses), partially accommodative (if the deviation is lessened but not corrected with plus lenses) or non-accommodative (no hypermetropia or the deviation is not effected by spectacles).
c) It presents with hypermetropia and irregular astigmatism
Evidence suggests that this is not the case, as the typically used Snellen chart could not sufficiently detect clinically significant levels of hypermetropia and astigmatism, when used for screening school children.