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Hypermetropia

November 28, 2011  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 5   Category: Health  Earning $0.08   Views: 498

Hypermetropia is difficulty in seeing near objects. In hypermetropia there is refractive error of eye due to which light rays coming from infinity do not focus on retina. Instead they focus behind the retina.

         

Hypermetropia is difficulty in seeing near objects. In hypermetropia there is refractive error of eye due to which light rays coming from infinity do not focus on retina. Instead they focus behind the retina.

Symptoms-

1. Asymptomatic patients when there is very small amount of refractive error.

2. Asthenopic.

3. Tired eyes.

4. Weak eyes.

5. Headache.

6. Lacrimation from the eyes.

7. Light intolerable to eyes due to which there is photophobia.

8. Difficulty in seeing near objects.

9. Difficulty in viewing far as well as distance objects when hypermetropia is severe.


Investigations-

1. Fundus examination.

2. A-scan ultrasonography.


Treatment-

1. Optical treatment.

2. Correct refractive error by convex lenses.

3. Surgery.




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