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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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(19) The Eye Disease and AREDS cross-sectional case-control studies reported 1.5 and 2.3 times more exudative AMD in hypermetropic patients compared to myopic patients after correcting for age and other risk factors.
r =-0.763 p< 0.001 and r =-0.266 p < 0.05 for myopic and hypermetropic patient respectively.22 However, in all of the above mentioned three studies, correction of magnification effect by applying Littmann's formula eliminated the relationship between RNFL thickness and axial length.
There was no significant association between the type of refractive error and mean RNFLT (p less than 0.97 for hypermetropic errors, and p less than 0.62 for myopic refractive errors) in amblyopic eyes.
Based on the focal point with reference to the retina, astigmatism is divided into simple astigmatism (simple myopic or simple hypermetropic), compound astigmatism (compound myopic or compound hypermetropic) and mixed astigmatism.
For example, a speech and language therapist trying to encourage a child to copy rather subtle mouth movements will need to know that the child is hypermetropic and therefore has spectacles to wear for close work so that he/she can adequately see the mouth movements.
Results: Out of 300 adults, 43.33% adults were found to have myopia, 30% had myopic astigmatism, 15% had hypermetropia, 5% had hypermetropic astigmatism, and 6.67% had mixed astigmatism.
Consecutive patients were enrolled and underwent bilateral optimal keratoplasty for refractive presbyopic and hypermetropic corrections.
In another original article in this issue, Comez et al., compared retinal and optic disc features measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes of patients with myopic and hypermetropic anisometropia.
Highest hypermetropic power seen was +5.50D, myopia 9.00D and highest astigmatism was -7.00D cylinder.
Simple hypermetropic refractive error was responsible for amblyopia in 10 (66.66%) patients, while 5 (33.33%) patients had astigmatic anisometropic
Measurement of accommodation (see article three of this series, OT March 23, 2012) is essential in deciding on whether hypermetropic prescriptions should be prescribed especially in children who cannot yet carry out near acuity measurements and/or describe symptoms.
Hypermetropes are more likely to have narrow anterior chamber angles and a case of acute angle closure after LASIK in a hypermetropic patient has been reported [18].