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hyperopia

Syllabification: hy·per·o·pi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈrōpēə
 
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Definition of hyperopia in English:

noun

Farsightedness.
Example sentences
  • Whether myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism is present, surgical correction attempts to redirect light rays to accommodate the refractive error.
  • Astigmatism may occur with myopia or hyperopia.
  • In the treatment of ‘gross’ errors of refraction - myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia - LASIK is one of the procedures of choice.

Origin

late 19th century: from hyper- 'beyond' + Greek ōps 'eye'.

Derivatives

hyperopic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈräpik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The LASIK procedure can improve myopic and hyperopic vision with or without astigmatism in acceptable candidates.
  • The surgical procedure is similar for hyperopic patients, although the surgical technique varies to accommodate the flatter cornea.
  • Among the list of abstracts that appear, one describes the author's review of the current status of hyperopic LASIK.

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