hyperopia

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noun hy·per·opia \ˌhī-pə-ˈrō-pē-ə\

Definition of hyperopia

  1. :  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 farsightedness

hyperopic

play \-ˈrō-pik, -ˈrä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hyperopia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1884


Medical Dictionary

hyperopia

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noun hy·per·opia \ˌhī-pə-ˈrō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of hyperopia

  1. :  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 farsightedness, hypermetropia

hyperopic

\-ˈrō-pik, -ˈräp-ik\play play adjective

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