Far-sightedness, or Hyperopia, is an eye condition in which light is focused behind, instead of on, the retina. This results in nearby objects looking blurry while far objects look clear.
Occurs due to natural biological diversity
Caused by disease, trauma, or abnormal development
Caused by paralysis that interferes with the eye’s ability to accommodate.
Levels of severity
Refractive error less than or equal to +2.00 diopters
Refractive error greater than +2.00 diopters up to +5.00
Refractive error greater than +5.00 diopters
A surgery that removes a minimal amount of corneal surface
Laser Assisted Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea. Removes the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Refractive Lens Exchange
A variation of Cataract surgery where the natural crystalline lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens.
Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK)
Uses alcohol to loosen the corneal surface.
The simplest form of non-surgical treatment. Eye glasses or contact lenses that have convex lenses to compensate for refractive error.
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