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hyperopia

[hahy-per-oh-pee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused behind the retina, distant objects being seen more distinctly than near ones; farsightedness (opposed to myopia).
Also called hypermetropia
[hahy-per-mi-troh-pee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər mɪˈtroʊ pi ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; hyper- + -opia
Related forms
hyperopic
[hahy-per-op-ik, -oh-pik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperopic

hyperopia

/ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə/
noun
1.
inability to see near objects clearly because the images received by the eye are focused behind the retina; long-sightedness Also called hypermetropia, hypermetropy Compare myopia, presbyopia
Derived Forms
hyperopic (ˌhaɪpəˈrɒpɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for hyperopic

hyperopia

n.

1884, Modern Latin, from hyper- + Greek ops "eye" (see eye).

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hyperopic in Medicine

hyperopia hy·per·o·pi·a (hī'pə-rō'pē-ə)
n.

Abbr. H An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short for light rays to properly focus on the retina, thus forming a blurred image. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia.


hy'per·ope' (hī'pə-rōp') n.
hy'per·o'pic (-ō'pĭk, -ŏp'ĭk) adj.
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hyperopic in Science
hyperopia
  (hī'pə-rō'pē-ə)   

A defect of the eye that causes light to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in an inability to see near objects clearly. Hyperopia is often caused by a shortened eyeball or a misshapen lens. Also called farsightedness. Compare myopia.
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