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hyperopia

(hī'pərō`pēə): see farsightednessfarsightedness
or hyperopia,
condition in which far objects can be seen easily but there is difficulty in near vision. It is caused by a defect of refraction in which the image is focused behind the retina of the eye rather than upon it, either because the eyeball is
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hyperopia

[‚hī·pə′rō·pē·ə]
(medicine)
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What's amazing is that the eye can tell the difference between a hyperopic blur and a myopic blur and compensate accordingly," says Wallman.
The presentations, based on studies conducted by surgeons throughout the world, confirmed that the Visian ICL offers superior visual results over a wide range of myopic and hyperopic refractive errors including those within the most popular LASIK areas of treatment.
75D with the new Visian ICL, hyperopic patients from +0.
operations generated results -- Strong management of cash resources continued: $10,522,000 on hand as of March 28 versus $10,895,000 as of December 28, 2007 Visian ICL Highlights -- Global Visian ICL sales increased by 18% -- International ICL sales growth of 23% -- Approval from China's SFDA to market the Toric ICL and Hyperopic ICL -- U.
Both myopic and hyperopic refractive error shifts due to changing blood glucose levels have been reported in diabetic patients.
This transaction, combined with the approval last week to market the Toric ICL and Hyperopic ICL in China, position us for accelerated international revenue growth during 2008.
Approval of the premarket approval application is for the WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE([R]) Eye-Q Excimer Laser System to perform LASIK treatments in patients 18 years of age or older for the reduction or elimination of hyperopic refractive errors up to +6.
A revelation was the improvement to peripheral detection ability in both low and high addition multifocal contact lenses, perhaps a reflection of corrected peripheral hyperopic errors with these designs.
The FDA also granted the industry's broadest wavefront-guided hyperopic indication for Alcon's CustomCornea(R) procedure on both the LADAR6000(TM) and the LADARVision(R) 4000 system.
For myopic children the situation is different and the image shell in the periphery typically has relative hyperopic defocus (the image shell is behind the retina).
NearVision CK is indicated for the temporary improvement of near vision in emmetropic presbyopes (those who require only reading glasses) and hyperopic presbyopes (those who require reading and distance glasses).