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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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(30,31) In the current study, there was no significant difference in mean macular thickness between the amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes in patients with myopia or hyperopia (Table 1).
Results show the presence of astigmatism, with a mild hyperopia along HM and a VM closer to emmetropia.
Mental Retardation (MR) was seen in 16 (3.8%) in which VI in 7 (43.75%), nystagmus in 2 (12.5%), squint in 3 (18.75%), cataract in 1 (6.25%), hyperopia in 4 (25%), myopia in 2 (12.5%).
Myopia is that refractive error in which the light is brought to a focus in front of the retina, while in hyperopia it is brought to a focus behind the retina.
According to the literature, hyperopia is inversely correlated to age (7-9,11-21) and is more common among White children (1,22-24), whilst its association with gender (6-10,12-16,18-23,25-32), parental education (1,6,9,25,27,33,34) and family income (16,27,28) is inconclusive.
And in cases of high myopia or high hyperopia there is limited improvement in the acuity with the pinhole.
Referral diagnosis Referral parameter Anisometropia Difference of 1.00 D or greater in spherical equivalents Astigmatism Cylinder of 1.50 D or greater Myopia Spherical equivalent of -0.75 D or greater Hyperopia Spherical equivalent of 2.50 D or greater Anisocoria 1 mm or greater difference in pupil size Gaze Asymmetry 10-degree difference or greater TABLE 2: The number of children scheduled for vision screening by the W.H.E.E.L.S.
If guilt appeals work, will environmental hyperopia enhance or reduce the effects of a guilt appeal that promotes a green policy?
Results revealed the prevalence rate of myopia to the 26.7%, hyperopia 15.9%, astigmatism 24.5%.
According to Dr Akahoshi, "the new Phaco Prechop cataract surgery can recover patients' vision to what it was like when they were young, treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism as well as 
presbyopia".
* Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is the opposite of nearsightedness.
Since cataracts become more common with age, older men, as well as those with extreme farsightedness (hyperopia), may want to bypass LASIK and wait until they need cataract surgery.