Contrary to myopia, hypermetropia is a visual condition resulting in blurred vision when near and clear from afar. The axis of the eye is too short, and so the image is formed behind the retina. So the vision of a distant object is not clear whereas a near object is clearly distinguished.
Hypermetropia can be hard to detect, as it can be compensated for by accommodating one’s vision. Consequently, headaches as well as visual fatigue can result from this effort of accommodation. It becomes more and more difficult to accommodate and both near and far vision decrease. This is why you should not delay in consulting a specialist and potentially opting for laser correction of hypermetropia.
The most widely used laser operation for hypermetropia is Lasik because it is the most suitable and most reliable. It is the same operation performed to treat myopia, but the excimer laser is not used in the same way. Indeed, to treat hypermetropia, the laser operation allows for the creation of an increase in the curvature of the cornea, in order to ‘bulge’ it. Thus, the axis of the eye is lengthened and the images are as clear from afar as from close up.
Hypermetropia of +1 to +6 dioptres is operable with Lasik. On the other hand, for very pronounced hypermetropia, it is better to opt for intraocular implants. This refractive surgery involves placing a lens inside the eye permanently.
Our ophthalmologist surgeons are at your disposal to offer you the technique most suited to your visual impairment.
Hypermetropia is expressed in dioptres and can be considered as:
|from +1 to +2 dioptres|
|from +2 to +4 dioptres|
|more than +4 dioptres|
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