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Hyperopia: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Hyperopia is a condition in which you can see distant objects clearly but objects nearby are blurry. People with mild hyperopia are able to see objects that are closer clearly while the people with severe hyperopia are able to clearly see objects at a great distance. It happens when the cornea of your eye does not refract the light properly due to which the point of focus falls behind the retina making the close objects blurry. It usually runs in the genetics. You must see a doctor when you feel that you need to squint to see clearly, have an eye strain, pain around eyes or burning eyes. The biggest sign of hyperopia is discomfort while reading, writing, drawing or working on computer. It is generally known to start in adults around the age of 35-40 years. Most hyperopia problems can be solved by spectacles or contact lenses. You can also go for a refractive surgery to cure your condition.

How is the treatment done?

You must consult a doctor as soon as you feel any discomfort in your eyes. The sooner this condition is treated, the better results you will experience. There are different kinds of eye glasses available to assist you in seeing the nearby objects clearly. Bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses and reading lenses are a few them. If you do not want to wear eye glasses or feel discomfort in wearing them, you can go for contact lenses. Hard, soft, extended wear, disposable, rigid gas permeable and bifocal are the different types of contact lenses you can choose from according to your convenience. Surgery is generally used to cure near sightedness but it can be used to far sightedness as well. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a procedure wherein, your doctor will make a thin, circular hinged flap cut into your cornea. An excimer laser will be used to remove layers from the center of your cornea in order to steepen its domed shape. The thin corneal flap will be repositioned after the surgery.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you feel that you need to squint to see clearly, have an eye strain, pain around eyes, burning eyes or experience discomfort while reading, writing, drawing or working on computer; you must consult a doctor to get your eyes treated.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you are going through some other medical treatment, pain and burning in eyes may due to the antibiotic drugs being consumed.

Are there any side effects?

Refractive surgery may have a few side effects like dry eye, infection, under correction or over correction of your problem. Visual side effects like halo or starburst appearing around lights may also be experienced. In rare cases, the patient may experience vision loss. Thus, it is very important to consult a trained and experienced ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Wash your eyes every few hours and protect them from the ultraviolet rays of the sun by wearing black sun glasses when you step out in the sun. Maintain a healthy diet consisting of leafy vegetables and fruits like spinach, yams, carrots, kale and cantaloupe. Limit your alcohol consumption and do not smoke. Do not work under poor light conditions.

How long does it take to recover?

If you choose to wear eye glasses or contact lenses, your condition may improve over a few years if other precautions are taken properly. Refractive surgery may take a few days of special care.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

One session of consultation with the doctor may cost between ₹800 - ₹ 1300 per session. Eye glasses may cost around ₹1500. The cost of LASIK may be around ₹40000 - ₹50000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of surgery are mostly permanent.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are no alternatives to this treatment but if hyperopia runs in your family, you must take care before you can experience any inconvenience. If you suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure, you must ensure that you are taking proper treatment. These diseases can hamper your vision if not treated well.

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Rs 800 - Rs 50,000

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Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Latest Trend in Eye Surgery

Eye surgeries have evolved a long way. Starting from the most basic of eye surgeries, technological advancement has evolved a number of modern eye surgery techniques. LASIK is the latest trend in eye surgery and is the most common type of eye surgery in the modern day.

LASIK or Lasik (laser assisted situ keratomileusis), is a laser eye surgery or laser vision revision. It is a kind of refractive surgery for the rectification of nearsightedness, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who utilizes a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea with a specific end goal to enhance visual acuity. For most patients, LASIK gives a lasting contrasting option to eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Carrying out a LASIK surgery:

  1. To begin with, your eye specialist utilizes either a mechanical surgical apparatus called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to make a slender, round "fold" in the cornea.
  2. The specialist then creases back the pivoted fold to get to the fundamental cornea (called the stroma) and expels some corneal tissue utilizing an excimer laser.
  3. For partially blind individuals, the objective is to smooth the cornea; with farsighted individuals, a more extreme cornea is fancied.
  4. Excimer lasers additionally can redress astigmatism by smoothing an unpredictable cornea into a more typical shape. It is a misguided judgment that LASIK can't treat astigmatism.
  5. Laser eye surgery requires just topical soporific drops, and no wraps or fastens are required.
  6. After your LASIK surgery is completed, you will be given some rest. You may feel a makeshift smoldering or tingling sensation promptly after the surgery is completed. After some post-surgical examinations, you are ready to go home. Abstain from driving by yourself.
  7. Immediately after the surgery, you may experience blurred vision or hazy vision. It will subside with a little time.
  8. You must keep away from any kind of activity that causes strain to the eyes after the surgery. Avoid watching television or reading.

Results of LASIK surgery:

  1. Laser eye surgery offers various advantages and can significantly enhance your personal satisfaction. A great many people accomplish 20/20 vision or better after the surgery. However, LASIK results do fluctuate from people to people.
  2. You will have to continue wearing your contact lenses or spectacles. The power will be much less after the surgery.

Side-effects: While this surgery strategy provides effective results, LASIK complications can happen and may incorporate diseases such as night glare, and you may experience starbursts or radiances, especially while driving. 

LASIK surgery is one of the most carried eye surgeries nowadays and gives satisfactory results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ophthalmologist and ask a free question.

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Hyperopia - Its Treatments!

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Hyperopia - Its Treatments!

Treatment of Farsightedness-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Other Treatment of Farsightedness

Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness-

Homeopathic remedies are useful in the treatment of various eye problems including farsightedness and shortsightedness. Some of the homeopathic remedies for farsightedness are:

  • Calcarea
  • Ruta
  • Apis
  • Pulsatilla
  • Silica

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness-

Acupuncture helps to increase the blood flow to the brain and eye. It helps in stimulating the retinal nerve growth factors and leading to metabolic changes in the central nervous system. It focuses on the activation of eye muscles to facilitate eye focusing.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness-

The conventional or allopathic treatment for farsightedness is the use of glasses and contact lenses.

Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness-

There are different types of surgeries that are used in the treatment of farsightedness:

  • Photoreactive keratectomy (PRK) – The process uses a laser to flatten the back of the eye to help the images focus more closely to the retina.
  • Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) – it involves cutting a flap in the cornea and then removing some of the corneal tissue with a laser, and then the flap is replaced.
  • Laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) – Instead of creating a flap in the cornea, the surgeon creates a flap involving only the cornea’s thin protective cover (epithelium).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness-

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Eat dark green leafy foods
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A
  • Avoid the intake of refined sugars and processed foods

What is Farsightedness?

Farsightedness or hyperopia is a condition where you see far or distant objects clearly, but not objects up close which get blurred. It is caused when light rays overshoot the retina and focus behind it.

Symptoms of Farsightedness-

  • Nearby objects may appear blurry
  • You need to squint to see clearly
  • Constant blurred vision
  • Eye strain, burning eyes and aching
  • General feeling of irritability and nervousness
  • Eye discomfort or a headache doing close tasks, such as reading, writing, computer work or drawing
  • Causes of Farsightedness
  • Eyeball being too small
  • The focusing power being too weak

Risk factors of Farsightedness-

  • Hereditary factors

Complications of Farsightedness-

 Diagnosis of Farsightedness-

Farsightedness is diagnosed by a basic eye exam. A complete eye examination involves the following tests.

  • Eye movement testing
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Refraction test
  • Retinal examination
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Visual acuity

Precautions & Prevention of Farsightedness-

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Do not smoke
  • Use good lighting
  • Use the right glasses
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV radiation
  • Have your eyes checked regularly
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Popular Questions & Answers

My brother is 14 years old and he is using a spectacle as he have hyperopia (long sightedness. Can he be again able to see properly without lens or spectacles?

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, he should do these exercises to strengthen the ocular muscles. Exercises for eyes: warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids. Take 10 ml amla juice daily.
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Hello, I'm 23 years old male. Using glass at SPH of -2.75. But I do not like to use Specs. So I need Clear detail about lasik? Is it good or not? And hyperopia lasik means? Is it possible to change my sight using any diet or ayurvedic medicine and foods?

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Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello there is no diet or medicine to get rid of glasses best method is lasik laser it is best method to get rid of glasses hyperopic lasik is for people who have plus power glasses.
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Mujhe aksar headache rehti hai. Kabhi thodi rest ya sleep Karen par thik ho jati hai. To kabhi bahut tej dard hota hai. Itna dard hota hai ki kuch dekhne ka man nahi Marta light bhi chubti hai awaj bhi sir dard badhata hai. Bina dawai thik nahi hota. Jada headache mai vomit jaisa feel hota hai. Jada vision wala kam karne par bhi headache hota hai like tv or phn use karne par is it normal or not. I wear spec also having hyperopia.

Homeopath, Pune
hello lybrate user, the symptoms like intense headache, sensitivity to light, sound, and vomiting etc..;you have mention is of migraine headache. drink plenty of water (8-9 glass per day), have enough sleep, avoid stress, avoid certain food which triggers headache.try homeopathy for migraine, it is safe and natural. homeopathic medicines like Nat mur, spigelia etc is highly effective in headache complaint. chronic type of headache needs constitutional homeopathic treatment where medicine is selected on the basis of thorough details of patient for complete relief and cure. message back for first free consultation (excluding medicine and shipping charges). take care. homeopathy main apke headache ka sahi aur achha ilaj hai :)
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice