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

(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.

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]

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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The rate of smoking was statistically significantly lower in the myopia group than in both the emmetropia and hypermetropia groups.
On the other hand, among the people with a refractive error, 13.4% were diagnosed with astigmatism; 3.6%, with hypermetropia, and 1.8%, with myopia (Figure 4).
(23) observed that in participants > 15 years of age, myopia and hypermetropia increased with increasing age, a significant rising trend of ocular infection with increase in age was reported in study by Kumar R et al.
(%)] Yes 22 (17.05) 15 (10.71) No 107 (82.95) 125 (89.29) 0.131 (a) Poor vision includes such conditions as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, and anopsia.
Also, children with severe hypermetropia (long-sightedness) may be unable to sustain the accommodative effort for a clear image, and the lack of accommodative effort produces a blurred image and manifest divergent squint (Simon et al 2005-6).
The asociaton of Fuch's corneal endo-thelial dystrophy with axial hypermetropia, shallow anterior chamber and closure glaucoma.
If it does, then you could be long sighted (hypermetropia).
Other factors driving market growth include spending longer durations in front of computers and laptops, increasing cases of myopia, hypermetropia, & astigmatism, and changing dietary habits.
Myopia was the leading type 52.2% followed by Astigmatism 33% and Hypermetropia 14.8% respectively.
(7) Despite speculation of the presence of ocular and systemic risk factors associated with ethnicity (myopia, (7) hypermetropia (7), smoking (5), high education level, (7) hypercholesterolemia, (7) diabetes mellitus (7)), these have yet to be proven.
Two major types of refractive errors are myopia and hypermetropia. Myopia or nearsightedness is the most common refractive error of eyes.
The prematurely born children had a higher prevalence of hypermetropia (>3D) and clinically significant myopia ([less than or equal to]-1D) than those born at term.