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hyperopia
top: normal eye with light focused on the retina
bottom:hyperopic eye with light focused behind the retina

hy·per·o·pi·a

 (hī′pə-rō′pē-ə)
n.
An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia.

hy′per·ope′ (hī′pə-rōp′) n.
hy′per·o′pic (-ō′pĭk, -ŏp′ĭk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hyperopic - abnormal ability to focus of distant objects
ophthalmology - the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
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