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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.
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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
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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.
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hy·per·o·pi·a

(hī′pə-rō′pē-ə)
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
Hyperopie

hyperopia

[ˈhaɪpərˈəʊpɪə] Nhipermetropía f
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hy·per·o·pi·a

n. hiperopia, hipermetropía. V.: farsightedness
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