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Hyperopia (Hypermetropia) Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Hypermetropia; Farsightedness

Networked: 872 relevant articles (76 outcomes, 70 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hyperopia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Holmium : 1 outcome 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
  2. Atropine (Hyoscyamine) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 17 results : FDA 46 Generic
  3. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 1 outcome 1 study in 47 results : IBA
  4. Silicones : 1 outcome 1 study in 11 results : IBA
  5. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C) : 1 outcome in 7 results : FDA 7 Generic
  6. Amaris : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  7. Yttrium : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  8. Pirenzepine : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  9. homatropine : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. ROP : 2 studies in 9 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Hyperopia

  1. Myopia
  2. Astigmatism
  3. Esotropia (Esophoria)
  4. Presbyopia
  5. Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
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Key Therapies for Hyperopia

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  1. Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) : 35 outcomes 22 studies in 221 results
  2. Excimer Lasers : 11 outcomes 8 studies in 101 results
  3. Lasers (Laser) : 8 outcomes 9 studies in 106 results
  4. Photorefractive Keratectomy : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 84 results
  5. Corneal Transplantation (Keratoplasty) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 72 results
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