Hyperopia

Hy`per*o"pi*a

(h`pr*"p*), 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 behind the retina, making vision for distant objects better than for near objects; farsightedness; -- called also hypermetropia. Cf. Emmetropia. -- Hy`per*op"tic (#), a.
Syn. -- hypermetropia, farsightedness, longsightedness.
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