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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.
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Adj.1.hyperopic - abnormal ability to focus of distant objects
ophthalmology - the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
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Glasses are functionally categorized into glasses for the myopic, hyperopic, astigmatic conditions and age-related vision loss.
Simple myopic astigmatism was defined as plano sphere (<-0.5D to < +0.5D) and cylinder of [greater than or equal to] -0.50D, simple hyperopic astigmatism was defined as plano sphere (< -0.5D to +0.5D) and cylinder value was negative (> -0.50D) or vice versa and the cylinder value was greater than a sphere.
Other causes of headache related to the eye include difficulty converging both eyes simultaneously to focus on reading, any misalignment of the eyes (strabismus) and any need for glasses (for example, nearsighted (myopic), farsighted (hyperopic), or astigmatism.
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty offers rapid visual rehabilitation, minimal astigmatic and hyperopic shift, lower higher-order aberrations and a lower rejection rate.
Myopic eyes have been shown to have deeper ACD than emmetropic and hyperopic eyes.
A researcher analysed 98 adult subjects divided into three groups 35 myopic, 30 emmetropic and 33 hyperopic patients using RTVue SD-OCT and found that the average peripapillary RNFL thickness (r=-0.741, p<0.001) as well as RNFL thicknesses in all quadrants and sectors had significant negative correlations with axial length.19 Another researcher compared peripapillary RNFL thicknesses of short, medium and long eyes using Cirrus HD OCT and they displayed that average 360Adeg RNFL (r=-0.69, p<0.001) and RNFL of all quadrants become thinner as axial length increased.21
The Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are soft contact lenses indicated for daily use to correct the vision of people with non-diseased eyes who are nearsighted (myopic) or farsighted (hyperopic).
Since the end of the 1990s, several studies have shown that this procedure generates overestimation of total corneal power in patients with past history of myopic correction and underestimation in those who have received hyperopic treatments (1, 2).
Deprivation of a focused retinal image can cause high myopia in primates and chicks, and peripheral retinal hyperopic defocus imposing peripheral hyperopic defocus produces axial myopia [13, 14].
We divided these patients into three groups based on their refractive error: High myopic group with 22 eyes (equivalent sphere, >6.00 D), mild myopic group with 19 eyes (equivalent sphere, 0–6.00 D), and hyperopic group with 15 eyes (equivalent sphere, >+0.50 D).
Sowmya et al showed increased thickness in temporal and superior quadrants only in hyperopic eyes, and thinning of RNFL in superior and inferior quadrants only in myopic eyes2.