Definition of Hyperopia

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

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



Definition of Hyperopia

1. n. Hypermetropia.

Definition of Hyperopia

1. Noun. (pathology) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyperopia

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Medical Definition of Hyperopia

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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperopia

hyperoncotic
hyperonic
hyperons
hyperonychia
hyperonym
hyperonyms
hyperonymy
hyperoodon
hyperoodons
hyperope
hyperoperation
hyperoperations
hyperoperator
hyperoperators
hyperopes
hyperopia (current term)
hyperopias
hyperopic
hyperopic astigmatism
hyperopically
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hyperorality
hyperorchidism
hyperorexia
hyperorganic
hyperornithinaemia
hyperornithinaemia-hyperammonaemia-hypercitrullinuria syndrome
hyperorthocytosis
hyperorthodoxy
hyperosmia

Literary usage of Hyperopia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"A clinical analysis of two hundred cases of hyperopia of three degrees and higher ... The hyperopia of aphakia, because of the loss of accommodation and the ..."

2. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"Finally, glasses need not be ordered simply because hyperopia exists; ... Anglo gamma in hyperopia. OA, The optic axis; N, the nodal point of lens; VM, ..."

3. An American Text-book of Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat by Burton Alexander Randall, George Edmund DeSchweinitz (1901)
"We have from hyperopia liability to eye-strain and indistinctness of vision, ... hyperopia is due in the majority of oases to antero-posterior shortening of ..."

4. The Refractive and Motor Mechanism of the Eye by William Norwood Souter (1910)
"\Vhen the curvatures and the length of axis are nonnal, with a deviation from the average in one or more of the indices, any resulting hyperopia is called ..."

5. The Eye and Nervous System: Their Diagnostic Relations by William Campbell Posey, William Gibson Spiller (1906)
"That portion of the hyperopia which is masked by accommodation is called latent ... hyperopia which exists in excess of what is latent is called manifest; ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Ophthalmology by Lawrance Webster Fox (1920)
"hyperopia. Macula in front of principal focus. hyperopia is a form of ametropia in which the length of the eyeball does not correspond to the focal length ..."

7. Refraction and how to refract by James Thorington (1910)
"Absolute hyperopia exists whenever the defect is of such an amount that it ... Relative hyperopia (abbreviated Hr.) is where accommodation is assisted in ..."

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