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Introduction: Long-sightedness

Description of Long-sightedness

Long-sightedness (medical condition): Far-sightedness often requiring glasses...more »

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  »Introduction: Hyperopia
  »Symptoms of Hyperopia
  »Treatments for Hyperopia

Long-sightedness: abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Long-sightedness: A refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus behind the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too short from front to back. It is also called farsightedness because the near point is more distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Source: Diseases Database

Long-sightedness: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Long-sightedness:

Long-sightedness as a Disease

Long-sightedness: Another name for Hyperopia (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hyperopia
  »Symptoms of Hyperopia
  »Treatments for Hyperopia

Long-sightedness: Related Diseases

Long-sightedness: Long-sightedness is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Long-sightedness

Some of the causes of Long-sightedness are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Long-sightedness (Hyperopia)

Some of the symptoms of Long-sightedness incude:

Treatments for Long-sightedness (Hyperopia)

Treatments for Long-sightedness (Hyperopia) include:

Treatment of Long-sightedness: For more treatment information about Long-sightedness, see treatment of Hyperopia (Long-sightedness)

Long-sightedness: Article Excerpts about Hyperopia

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is the opposite of myopia. Distant objects are clear, and close-up... (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Long-sightedness: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Long-sightedness:

  • farsightedness
  • laser surgical procedures
  • refractive surgery
  • corneal reshaping
  • laser in situ keratomileusis
  • hyperopic LASIK
  • excimer laser ablation
  • photorefractive keratoplasty
  • PRK
  • radial keratotomy

Terms associated with Long-sightedness:

Terms Similar to Long-sightedness:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

More specific terms for Long-sightedness:

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Broader terms for Long-sightedness

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Hierarchical classifications of Long-sightedness

The following list attempts to classify Long-sightedness into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • ametropia
  • vision defect,visual defect,visual disorder,visual impairment
  • disability,disablement,handicap,impairment
  • bad condition,poor shape,unfitness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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