Hyperopia is a sight alteration produced by a focussing disorder which gives rise to blurred images above all when looking at a nearby objects.
Our centres offer you the most modern and effective techniques for correcting hyperopia.
The decision as to the most suitable technique for each case is based on an ophthalmologic study carried out by our experts.
Below we have an explanation of the different possibilities that exist for correcting hyperopia.
What does hypermetropia consist of?
- The rays of light penetrate into the inside of the eye through the cornea. The crystalline lens is a lens that concentrates these rays to form an image on the retina. In the emmetrope (normal) eye a sharp image is formed.
- Hyperopia is a refractive defect that causes the image to form behind the retina. It is normally due to the eye being shorter than normal. The result is a blurred image.
- Hyperopia can be corrected by means of a lens that causes a divergent deviation of the light rays. This enables a sharp image to be formed on the retina.
- Laser surgical techniques consist of changing the curvature of the cornea. The laser eliminates a microscopic layer of corneal tissue to produce the same effect as the lens needed to correct the eye's refractive defect.
- In cases where laser correction of a refractive defect is not appropriate, it is possible to resort to implanting a lens inside the eye, in front of the crystalline lens. These are called aphakic lenses.
- If the patient is nearing an age when cataracts appear, he may opt for replacing the crystalline for another lens.