Discover what hypermetropia is and how you can treat this visual defect in our eye centre in Milan
What is it?
Hypermetropia is a refractive defect that causes a blurred vision of close images. If the cornea is not sufficiently curved for the length of the eye, the light concentrates beyond the retina. One may not be conscious of this defect because in the young the crystalline lens is highly flexible when it comes to focalising. In the long run this causes fatigue of accommodative power. Moreover, the ability to focalise diminishes over years and hypermetropia becomes more manifest. Traditionally, hypermetropia is corrected with glasses or contact lenses. It is possible to operate in a safe and effective way with refractive surgery, which can correct this visual defect by eliminating or reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses.