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[hahy-per-oh-pee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə/

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 ).
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

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

hyperopia hy·per·o·pi·a (hī’pə-rō’pē-ə)

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.

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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