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


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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Hence the high hyperope or aphake, very high myope or those with oblique axes of astigmatism will not be able to wear daily disposables without a significant compromise.
Of course, the older the hyperope, the more they feel the benefit of the correction due to their diminishing amplitude of accommodation.
One of our young patients--an 18-year-old hyperope about to head off to university--recently came into the practice to say how thrilled she was with her new lenses and vision.
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.
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