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hyperopia

[ hahy-per-oh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə /
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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).
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Also called hy·per·me·tro·pi·a [hahy-per-mi-troh-pee-uh]. /ˌhaɪ pər mɪˈtroʊ pi ə/.

Origin of hyperopia

First recorded in 1880–85; hyper- + -opia

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperopia

hy·per·op·ic [hahy-per-op-ik, -oh-pik], /ˌhaɪ pərˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/, adjective
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How to use hyperopia in a sentence

  • Again, inflammation of the eyelids, and sometimes of deeper parts of the eyeball, follows untreated hyperopia.

  • He wore spectacles to correct a slight hyperopia, and they had heavy black rims because he knew his patients expected it.

    Freudian Slip|Franklin Abel

British Dictionary definitions for hyperopia

hyperopia
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə) /

noun
inability to see near objects clearly because the images received by the eye are focused behind the retina; long-sightednessAlso called: hypermetropia, hypermetropy Compare myopia, presbyopia

Derived forms of hyperopia

hyperopic (ˌhaɪpəˈrɒpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperopia

hyperopia
[ hī′pə-rōpē-ə ]

n.
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 hyperopia

hyper•ope′ (pə-rōp′) n.hy′per•opic (pĭk, -ŏpĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for hyperopia

hyperopia
[ hī′pə-rōpē-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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