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Difference Between Myopia And Hypermetropia!

Dr. Ashok Hansaria 87% (57 ratings)
MBBS, M S (Ophthalmology )
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Difference Between Myopia And Hypermetropia!

While Myopia and Hypermetropia are refractive defects in vision, they are diametrically opposite in nature. The former is about distant vision problems while in the latter, you have trouble with nearby objects.
Both are common eye conditions that mainly occur when light does not focus on the retina of the eyes.

Myopia-
Also called nearsightedness, in this condition a distant object is not easily discernible. There is no problem while looking at closer or nearby objects. This is because light gets focused onto the front portion of the retina rather than onto it. Due to this, things in the distance appear fuzzy or blurred.

The retina, located at the back of the eye, is the screen upon which the lmage/light reflection falls. The light is then converted into electrical signals and sent to the brain. The brain then decoded these images.
A myopic or nearsighted eye has incorrect focus because of its abnormal shape. Sometimes it is too long, while sometimes the cornea (the transparent covering on the front of the eye which is rounded) itself is rounded.

Hypermetropia-
Hypermetropia or farsightedness is a condition when you can see distant objects clearly but nearby objects appear blurred.

A flat cornea is a major cause of farsightedness. This can also happen if your eyeball is shorter than normal. Because of this, light focuses beyond your retina instead of on it.

Symptoms-
Signs of nearsightedness are-

  • Headache
  • Squinting of the eyes
  • Eyes that hurt occasionally
  • Children have problem seeing the blackboard

The signs of farsightedness are-

  • Squinting while trying to see better
  • Aching or burning feeling in the eye
  • Headache or too much stress on the eyes while focusing on something close

Diagnosis and Treatments-
An Optometrist can correct both myopia and hypermetropia by advising patients to use prescription glasses or contact lenses specifically designed to counteract these abnormalities.

For shortsightedness, a minus powered concave lens (curved inwards) is used which is placed in front portion of the myopic eyes and the image is gradually moved back to the retina. As a result, the image clarifies. Some patients use contact lenses that provide clearer and wider vision glasses.

For long-sightedness, a convex lens (bend outward) is placed in front of a hypermetropic eye and the image is re-positioned to allow the image to focus correctly on the retina.

It is therefore, necessary to adhere to proper care and health standards to safeguard your health of your eye. Contacting a good eye doctor will enable you to determine which method will work the best, according to your own circumstances and condition.

I am 21 year old n recently last 15 days I have not clear vision far sight like I faced blur vision so what should I do now?

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 91% (2493 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am 21 year old n recently last 15 days I have not clear vision far sight like I faced blur vision so what should I ...
Take CARBONEUM SULPHURATUM 6c, one dose every morning for 1 week Week2: Take ARGENTINUM NIT 6c, one dose, every morning for 1 week Week3 to 6: Take Natrum Mur 30c, once a week for 1 month (not daily, only once a week, say only on Sundays) All these three medicines will help to increase the general health as well. 1. Take one Raw Carrot, grated and eaten fresh every morning (eating by slowly chewing is important for complete digestion. Grating externaly helps to chew) 2. Doing some simple eye excercise helps to maximize the benefit of eye nutrition medicines given above. Ask me in private so dat we can discuss in better manner and also u wil improve Also we can change d medicine
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Hypermetropia - Do You Know Why It Happens?

Asg Eye Hospital 87% (10 ratings)
ABC
Ophthalmologist, Jodhpur
Hypermetropia - Do You Know Why It Happens?

Causes and Symptoms of Hypermetropia You Need to Know About

Hypermetropia, commonly known as long-sightedness, is a common vision condition in which distant objects appear clear, but nearby objects seem blurry or foggy. A person's ability to focus is greatly dependent on the degree of farsightedness. This condition of the eye is usually observed at birth and is also hereditary to some extent. Although, contact lenses and eye glasses are common methods of treatment, surgeries are also an option.

Before getting to understand the causes one should be aware of the structure of the eye.

The eye has two parts that focus on images

- The clear surface at the front of the eye known as the cornea

- The second part is the lens, which is a clear structure

In a normal eye, these clear surfaces have a smooth curvature. The cornea and the lens bend or refract the incoming light to direct a sharply focused image on the retina, situated at the back of your eye.

Hypermetropia is caused when

- The cornea or lens in the eye is not even or smoothly curved. In such cases, light rays are focussed behind retina which gives a blurry vision.

- The condition can also occur when the cornea of the eye is not curved enough. A shorter than the normal eye can also lead to such a condition. Convergent squint with eyes turning in is common in hypermetropes.

Due to these factors, the image is not precisely focused on the retina, causing blurry vision for nearby objects.

Some of the symptoms of farsightedness include:

- Objects that are close may appear blurry or cloudy

- Squinting the eyes might be necessary for viewing clearly

- A person may experience strain in the eye, aching and even inflammation in and around the eye

- Prolonged periods of close task like reading, writing or drawing may cause discomfort in the eye or minor headaches

Chronic eye strain and cross eyes are some of the commonly observed complications. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi, I am suffering long-sightedness. And even I have hole in my nerve in the eyes So doctor saying to take laser treatment is it safe and it is necessary.

Dr. Jatin Soni 95% (39496 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, I am suffering long-sightedness.
And even I have hole in my nerve in the eyes So doctor saying to take laser trea...
If any defect in Retina is treatable we should go for it and if necessary take a personal second opinion.
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I am 18 years old I have 1.25 far sight and I wants to join indian army but because of sight I was not selected ,then what should I do its my aim to join indian army.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (14006 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 18 years old I have 1.25 far sight and I wants to join indian army but because of sight I was not selected ,then...
Now a days with laser number can be removed. You need to consult some good opthalmologist for the proper guidance.
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Hypermetropia And Its Symptoms!

Dr. Reema Das 94% (14 ratings)
DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
Hypermetropia And Its Symptoms!

Hypermetropia, commonly known as long-sightedness, is a common vision condition in which distant objects appear clear, but nearby objects seem blurry or foggy. A person's ability to focus is greatly dependent on the degree of farsightedness. This condition of the eye is usually observed at birth and is also hereditary to some extent. Although, contact lenses and eye glasses are common methods of treatment, surgeries are also an option.

Before getting to understand the causes one should be aware of the structure of the eye.

The eye has two parts that focus on images:

- The clear surface at the front of the eye known as the cornea

- The second part is the lens, which is a clear structure

In a normal eye, these clear surfaces have a smooth curvature. The cornea and the lens bend or refract the incoming light to direct a sharply focused image on the retina, situated at the back of your eye.

Hypermetropia is caused when:

- The cornea or lens in the eye is not even or smoothly curved. In such cases, light rays are focussed behind retina which gives a blurry vision.

- The condition can also occur when the cornea of the eye is not curved enough. A shorter than the normal eye can also lead to such a condition. Convergent squint with eyes turning in is common in hypermetropes.

Due to these factors, the image is not precisely focused on the retina, causing blurry vision for nearby objects.

Some of the symptoms of farsightedness include:

- Objects that are close may appear blurry or cloudy

- Squinting the eyes might be necessary for viewing clearly

- A person may experience strain in the eye, aching and even inflammation in and around the eye

- Prolonged periods of close task like reading, writing or drawing may cause discomfort in the eye or minor headaches

Chronic eye strain and cross eyes are some of the commonly observed complications. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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Causes And Symptoms Of Hypermetropia!

Wavikar Eye Institute 89% (211 ratings)
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Causes And Symptoms Of Hypermetropia!

Hypermetropia, commonly known as long-sightedness, is a common vision condition in which distant objects appear clear, but nearby objects seem blurry or foggy. A person's ability to focus is greatly dependent on the degree of farsightedness. This condition of the eye is usually observed at birth and is also hereditary to some extent. Although, contact lenses and eye glasses are common methods of treatment, surgeries are also an option.

Before getting to understand the causes one should be aware of the structure of the eye.

The eye has two parts that focus on images:

- The clear surface at the front of the eye known as the cornea

- The second part is the lens, which is a clear structure

In a normal eye, these clear surfaces have a smooth curvature. The cornea and the lens bend or refract the incoming light to direct a sharply focused image on the retina, situated at the back of your eye.

Hypermetropia is caused when:

- The cornea or lens in the eye is not even or smoothly curved. In such cases, light rays are focussed behind retina which gives a blurry vision.

- The condition can also occur when the cornea of the eye is not curved enough. A shorter than the normal eye can also lead to such a condition. Convergent squint with eyes turning in is common in hypermetropes.

Due to these factors, the image is not precisely focused on the retina, causing blurry vision for nearby objects.

Some of the symptoms of farsightedness include:

- Objects that are close may appear blurry or cloudy

- Squinting the eyes might be necessary for viewing clearly

- A person may experience strain in the eye, aching and even inflammation in and around the eye

- Prolonged periods of close task like reading, writing or drawing may cause discomfort in the eye or minor headaches

Chronic eye strain and cross eyes are some of the commonly observed complications. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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Hypermetropia - Causes And Symptoms!

Dr. Sanghamitra Burman 90% (11 ratings)
MD Ophthalmology, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Hypermetropia - Causes And Symptoms!

Hypermetropia, commonly known as long-sightedness, is a common vision condition in which distant objects appear clear, but nearby objects seem blurry or foggy. A person's ability to focus is greatly dependent on the degree of farsightedness. This condition of the eye is usually observed at birth and is also hereditary to some extent. Although, contact lenses and eye glasses are common methods of treatment, surgeries are also an option.

Before getting to understand the causes one should be aware of the structure of the eye.

The eye has two parts that focus on images:

- The clear surface at the front of the eye known as the cornea

- The second part is the lens, which is a clear structure

In a normal eye, these clear surfaces have a smooth curvature. The cornea and the lens bend or refract the incoming light to direct a sharply focused image on the retina, situated at the back of your eye.

Hypermetropia is caused when:

- The cornea or lens in the eye is not even or smoothly curved. In such cases, light rays are focussed behind retina which gives a blurry vision.

- The condition can also occur when the cornea of the eye is not curved enough. A shorter than the normal eye can also lead to such a condition. Convergent squint with eyes turning in is common in hypermetropes.

Due to these factors, the image is not precisely focused on the retina, causing blurry vision for nearby objects.

Some of the symptoms of farsightedness include:

- Objects that are close may appear blurry or cloudy

- Squinting the eyes might be necessary for viewing clearly

- A person may experience strain in the eye, aching and even inflammation in and around the eye

- Prolonged periods of close task like reading, writing or drawing may cause discomfort in the eye or minor headaches

Chronic eye strain and cross eyes are some of the commonly observed complications. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ophthalmologist.

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I have farsightedness. Is there a chance that my baby also get same problem in future. If yes then what precautions should I take.in my family nobody has eye problem except me.

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal 91% (3392 ratings)
Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have farsightedness. Is there a chance that my baby also get same problem in future. If yes then what precautions s...
hello yes, it is poosible that your baby also become myopic i am sorry there is nothing much that you can do....you can encourage your child to involve in distance activities and limit near work
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I had farsightedness and my glass no. Is 5.75.can it be cure without operation. What diet should I take so that my glass no. Start decreasing. Because my no. Still fluctuate.

Dr. Arjun Kumar Singh 92% (1115 ratings)
MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship In Phacoemusification, Senior Consultant Surgeon
Ophthalmologist, Patna
I had farsightedness and my glass no. Is 5.75.can it be cure without operation.
What diet should I take so that my gl...
It can not be cured with medicine ,only way to remove glass is either LASIK or Smile LASIK ,power usually stablises by the age of 21-22 years in male.
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