[ hahy-per-oh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə /
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).
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Also called hy·per·me·tro·pi·a [hahy-per-mi-troh-pee-uh]. /ˌhaɪ pər mɪˈtroʊ pi ə/.
OTHER WORDS FROM hyperopiahy·per·op·ic [hahy-per-op-ik, -oh-pik], /ˌhaɪ pərˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperopia
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə) /
Derived forms of hyperopiahyperopic (ˌhaɪpəˈrɒpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperopia
[ hī′pə-rō′pē-ə ]
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.farsightedness hypermetropia
Other words from hyperopiahy′per•ope′ (hī′pə-rōp′) n.hy′per•o′pic (-ō′pĭk, -ŏp′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for 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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