Hyperopic

hyperopia

[hahy-per-oh-pee-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
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] .


Origin:
1880–85; hyper- + -opia

hyperopic [hahy-per-op-ik, -oh-pik] , adjective
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hyperopia (ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə)
 
n
myopia Compare presbyopia hypermetropia, Also called: hypermetropy inability to see near objects clearly because the images received by the eye are focused behind the retina; long-sightedness
 
hyperopic
 
adj

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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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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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