General Info About Hyperopia
Hyperopia is a common visual problem where the affected person is unable to see near objects clearly. Almost one fourth of the population is affected by hyperopia. Hyperopia is typically caused due to genetic factors. It is often present from birth.
Hyperopia occurs if a personís eyeball is too short or when the cornea is too flat when compared to the normal eye. The light entering the eye focuses behind the retina, instead of directly on it, hence close objects look blurred.
A person with hyperopia typically experiences eye strain and fatigue while trying to focus on near objects.
Young people with mild to moderate hyperopia are often able to see clearly because their eyes can accommodate (adjust) to increase the eye's focusing ability. However, in later years, the eyes gradually lose their ability to adjust the focusing power and blurred vision becomes more apparent.
Glasses or contact lenses can be used to correct hyperopia. Surgical techniques are also available for correcting long-sightedness.
Latest Publications and Research on HyperopiaAmblyopia Risk Factor Prevalence. - Published by PubMed
Use of Ready-Made Spectacles to Meet Visual Needs in a Low-Resource Adult Population. - Published by PubMed
Adjuvant corneal crosslinking to prevent hyperopic LASIK regression. - Published by PubMed
Relationship between lenticular power and refractive error in children with hyperopia. - Published by PubMed
Prevalence and Causes of Visual Impairment in Asian and Non-Hispanic White Preschool Children: Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study. - Published by PubMed