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Hyperopia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hyperopia
Tree Number(s)
C11.744.479
Unique ID
D006956
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006956
Annotation
refractive error; note X ref
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Farsightedness
Hypermetropia
NLM Classification #
WW 300
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1993/06/02
Hyperopia Preferred
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