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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.


(General Physics) optics a person who is far-sighted or has hyperopia
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Noun1.hyperope - a person with hyperopia; a farsighted person
visually impaired person - someone who has inferior vision
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00D hyperope who had experienced bullying at school due to the combination of his thick spectacles, a less than common forename and a beautiful head of red hair.
If the above Galilean telescope is used again by a 5D hyperope then theoretically the uncorrected hyperopia is 'added' to the eyepiece:
Unlike in low myopia where presbyopic patients may have the ability to see well for close work without spectacles, hyperopia confers no such advantage and the successful treatment of the presbyopic hyperope can be particularly rewarding for both patient and surgeon alike.
The hypothesis is if we can slow down axial growth in myopes using centre-distance multifocal contact lenses, can we accelerate it in hyperopes using centre-near designs?
Among the 60 patients 32 were myopes, 23 patients were hyperopes and 5 were emmetrope.
Some authors have concluded HOAs to be more in ametropia than emmetropic eyes9 while others proposed no relationship or even an opposite relationship between refractive error and HOAs8,12,22 and still others reporting greater higher order aberrations in myopes compared to hyperopes.
Petetmeiet K, Messias A, Gekeler F, Spitzer MS, Szurman P Outcomes of the Acrysof Resror IOL in myopes, emmettopes, and hyperopes.
In studies we'll be reporting at ASCRS in April we've found that after almost two years of follow-up, hyperopes appear to have a completely different clinical course if we employ prophylactic cross-linking in their LASIK procedures.
He maintains strong links with academia as a visiting lecturer at Aston, and is continuing his research by exploring the effect of peripheral defocus on axial growth and modulation of refractive error in hyperopes.