Definition of Hypermetropy
1. Noun. Abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects.
Generic synonyms: Ametropia
Specialized synonyms: Farsightedness, Presbyopia
Derivative terms: Farsighted, Hypermetropic, Hypermetropic, Hyperopic, Longsighted
Medical Definition of Hypermetropy
1. 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. In hypermetropia, vision for distant objects, although not better absolutely, is better than that for near objects, and hence, the individual is said to be farsighted. It is corrected by the use of convex glasses. Hypermetrop"ic. Origin: NL. Hypermetropia, fr. Gr. Excessive +, the eye. See Hypermeter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Hypermetropy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly (1872)
"The degree of hypermetropy, or over-sightedness, is determined by the focal ... hypermetropy has no essential influence upon painting; it only reduces the ..."
2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"This underlying anatomical hypermetropy appears even in a larger measure at ... Only the more decided hypermetropy, coming usually after 60 years of age, ..."
3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1872)
"hypermetropy has no essential influence upon painting ; it only reduces the ... This can never be avoided if the hypermetropy is so great as to diminish the ..."
4. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"But we cannot see the utility of discussing in a popular manner such defects and diseases as hypermetropy, mydriasis, ..."
5. A Text-book of medical physics: For the Use of Students and Practitioners of by John Christopher Draper (1885)
"hypermetropy necessitates the habitual use of convex spectacles to make the action normal. As age advances, two pairs are requisite, one for distant objects ..."
6. The Eye by Edward Engler Gibbons (1904)
"The connections between the eye and the ear will be pointed out in a subsequent chapter. Hypermetropia, also hyperopia, hypermetropy and ..."