Your Eyes - Vision Disorders

Example of Hyperopia

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Hyperopia occurs when light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of directly on it, as it should be. The distance between the point in which the image focuses and the retina is proportional to the seriousness of the hyperopia. In case of low hyperopia or young people , this vision disorder can be not so clear because of the eye accommodation that decrease with age.
Sometimes high hyperopia can cause accommodative strabismus and both psychological and physical disorders (cephalalgia and visual fatigue).

Possible solutions

It is possible to correct hyperopia permanently undergoing treatments that use the laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea.
The femtosecond laser treatment (intrastromal keratomileusis) is not carried out on the surface of the cornea, but in deeper layers after the creation of a flap and can be the solution for hyperopia of any degree.
The PRK treatment (photorefractive keratectomy) is not recommended to treat hyperopia.
To correct high hyperopia, where the laser cannot be used, the implant of a multifocal artificial lens in place of the natural one can be suggested.

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