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Farsightedness, also called hyperopia, means that the eye can't focus on nearby objects. This is because the eye is too short or the cornea is too flat. In some cases of hyperopia, the eye can't focus on distant objects either. A person has hyperopia when light entering the eye is focused (called the focal point) behind the retina instead of directly on the retina.
Current as ofJuly 17, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineChristopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as of:
July 17, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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