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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.

hyperopia

(ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə)
n
(Pathology) inability to see near objects clearly because the images received by the eye are focused behind the retina; long-sightedness. Also called: hypermetropia or hypermetropy Compare myopia, presbyopia
hyperopic adj

hy•per•o•pi•a

(ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə)

n.
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)
[1880–85]
hy`per•op′ic (-ˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk) adj.

hy·per·o·pi·a

(hī′pə-rō′pē-ə)

hyperopia

hypermetropia. — hyperopic, adj.
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hyperopia


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(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
myopia, nearsightedness, shortsightedness - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
Translations
Hyperopie

hyperopia

[ˈhaɪpərˈəʊpɪə] Nhipermetropía f

hy·per·o·pi·a

n. hiperopia, hipermetropía. V.: farsightedness
References in classic literature ?
No doubt many a smiling valley with its stretching cornfields occupies exactly such a "horrid chasm," from which the waters have receded, though it requires the insight and the far sight of the geologist to convince the unsuspecting inhabitants of this fact.
Her back's a far sight now,--she can't never get a dress together over it.
QUETTA, February 26, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Former provincial minister and prominent leader of Hazara community, Sardar Saadat Ali Hazara has stated that Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was a great leader of entire subcontinent with immaculate far sight and patriotism.