hyperopia(redirected from Distant sightedness)
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top: normal eye with light focused on the retina
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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.
hy•per•o•pi•a(ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə)
a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused behind the retina, distant objects being seen more distinctly than near ones; farsightedness (opposed to myopia).Also called hy`per•me•tro′pi•a (-mɪˈtroʊ pi ə)
hy`per•op′ic (-ˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk) adj.
hypermetropia. — hyperopic, adj.See also: Eyes
(farsightedness) Light rays focus behind, rather than on, the retina. The eye sees distant objects clearly, but nearby objects appear blurred. It can be corrected with a convex lens.
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|Noun||1.||hyperopia - abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects|
ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
farsightedness, presbyopia - a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45