Definition of Hypermetropia

1. Noun. Abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects.

Exact synonyms: Farsightedness, Hypermetropy, Hyperopia, Longsightedness
Generic synonyms: Ametropia
Specialized synonyms: Farsightedness, Presbyopia
Derivative terms: Farsighted, Hypermetropic, Hypermetropic, Hyperopic, Longsighted
Antonyms: Myopia



Definition of Hypermetropia

1. n. A condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina; farsightedness; -- called also hyperopia. Cf. Emmetropia.

Definition of Hypermetropia

1. Noun. hyperopia ¹

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Definition of Hypermetropia

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Medical Definition of Hypermetropia

1. Farsightedness or hyperopia occurs when a refractive error in which light rays entering the eye are focused behind the retina. This condition is easily corrected with corrective lenses or contact lenses. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Hypermetropia

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"We say, therefore, that the hypermétropie eye has only a virtual far point, and we designate it by the negative sign: — A.2 Determination of hypermetropia. ..."

2. The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by William Horatio Bates (1920)
"In an eye with previously normal vision a strain to see near objects always results in the temporary production of hypermetropia in one or all meridians. ..."

3. An Atlas of Ophthalmoscopy: With an Introduction to the Use of the by Otto Haab, Ernest Clarke (1895)
"With advancing years the latent hypermetropia becomes gradually (and finally, at about the age of forty, entirely) manifest. Just as in myopia the distance ..."

4. Diseases and Injuries of the Eye: Their Medical and Surgical Treatment by George Lawson (1885)
"Treatment of hypermetropia.—Find out the degree of hypermetropia, ... To Ascertain the Degree of hypermetropia.— First direct the patient to look at No. ..."

5. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1897)
"—This condition has a certain relation to hypermetropia. It will be treated of in the chapter on the Motions of the Eyeballs and their Derangements (Chap. ..."

6. Annals of Ophthalmology (1904)
"This is true of all forms of refractive error, but especially of the cases of essentially uncomplicated hypermetropia. There has always been a tendency in ..."

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