hypermetropia

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hypermetropia

[‚hī·pər·mə′trō·pē·ə]
(medicine)
A defect of vision resulting from too short an eyeball so that unaccommodated rays focus behind the retina. Also known as farsightedness; hyperopia.
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If a child has a hypermetropic refractive error, the following apply EXCEPT:
a) A hypermetropic child is likely to show an increase in refractive error
00D ametropia, being significantly larger and smaller in highly myopic and highly hypermetropic eyes, respectively.
For example, if a hypermetropic child rapidly breaks down to an esotropia without their glasses, then parents should be warned to have a spare pair of spectacles and to avoid periods where the child would be without them.
Ophthalmic history: A hypermetropic eye will be anatomically prone to angle closure glaucoma;
Spectacle prescriptions typically stabilise in the late teens or early twenties for myopic patients, and later for hypermetropic patients, who are able to compensate by accommodation whilst younger, and often only become spectacle dependent in mid-life.