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Hypermetropia (Long sightedness)



This is a condition where patients have difficulty in seeing near objects. It is less manifested in children as they have a high accommodative power.

Diagnostic Criteria

  • Ocular strain 

  • Diagnosis in children should be reached after refraction through a pupil that is dilated 


Non-Pharmacological Treatment 

Convex lens spectacles for constant wear 

Note: Spectacles should be given to :-


  • Children who have only significant hypermetropia (more than +3.00 Diopter of Sphere both eyes), all children who present with squint and have significant hypermetropia and children with anisometropia

  • Elderly who present with signs of ocular strain

Updated on, 2.11.2020


1. STG 

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