What does hyperopia mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyperopia, hypermetropia, hypermetropy, farsightedness, longsightedness(noun)

    abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects

Wiktionary

  1. hyperopia(Noun)

    A disorder of the vision where the eye focusses images behind the retina instead of on it, so that distant objects can be seen better than near objects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hyperopia(noun)

    hypermetropia

Freebase

  1. Hyperopia

    Hyperopia, commonly known as being farsighted, being longsighted, or hypermetropia, is a defect of vision caused by an imperfection in the eye, causing difficulty focusing on near objects, and in extreme cases causing a sufferer to be unable to focus on objects at any distance. As an object moves toward the eye, the eye must increase its optical power to keep the image in focus on the retina. If the power of the cornea and lens is insufficient, as in hyperopia, the image will appear blurred. People with hyperopia can experience blurred vision, asthenopia, accommodative dysfunction, binocular dysfunction, amblyopia, and strabismus, another condition that frequently causes blurry near vision. Presbyopes who report good far vision typically experience blurry near vision because of a reduced accommodative amplitude brought about by natural aging changes with the crystalline lens. It is also sometimes referred to as farsightedness, since in otherwise normally-sighted persons it makes it more difficult to focus on near objects than on far objects. The causes of hyperopia are typically genetic and involve an eye that is too short or a cornea that is too flat, so that images focus at a point behind the retina.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hyperopia

    A refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus behind the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too short from front to back. It is also called farsightedness because the near point is more distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyperopia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyperopia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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