hyperopia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1884 a condition in which visual images come to a focus behind the retina of the eye and vision is better for distant than for near objects — called also farsightednesshyperopic adjective

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  • Hyperopia — Hy per*o pi*a (h[imac] p[ e]r*[=o] p[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ype r over + w ps, wpo s, the eye.] An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperopia — 1884, Mod.L., from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + Gk. ops eye (see EYE (Cf. eye)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hyperopia — [hī΄pər ō′pē ə] n. [ HYPER + OPIA] abnormal vision in which the rays of light are focused behind the retina, so that distant objects are seen more clearly than near ones; farsightedness hyperopic [hī΄pəräp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hyperopia — Hypermetropia Classification and external resources ICD 10 H52.0 ICD 9 367.0 Hyperopia, also known as farsig …   Wikipedia

  • hyperopia — hyperopic /huy peuhr op ik, oh pik/, adj. /huy peuhr oh pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. 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… …   Universalium

  • hyperopia — Hypermetropia Hy per*me*tro pi*a, Hypermetropy Hy per*met ro*py, n. [NL. hypermetropia, fr. Gr. ? excessive + ?, ?, the eye. See {Hypermeter}.] An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyperopia — Farsightedness; the ability to see distant objects more clearly than close objects. Hyperopia may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. * * * Longsightedness; that optical condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperopia — Ametropia Am e*tro pi*a, n. [Gr. ? irregular + ?, ?, eye.] (Med.) a visual impairment resulting from faulty refraction of light rays in the eye. Subtypes include {myopia} {astigmatism} and {hyperopia}. {Am e*trop ic}, a. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperopia — noun A disorder of the vision where the eye focusses images behind the retina instead of on it, so that distant objects can be seen better than near objects. Syn: farsightedness, hypermetropia, hypermetropy …   Wiktionary

  • hyperopia — n. far sightedness, ability to see distant objects more clearly than near ones …   English contemporary dictionary

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